Hi. I have created this blog because I love what I do, and I love teaching and sharing the knowledge that I have gained over the years. I have two hopes for this blog. First, I hope that you learn something. Second, I hope that you enjoy reading my posts. if so, then it is worth every minute that I have put into creating this blog and that I will continue to put into it.
If you look through my blog, you will see that there are a lot of posts in this blog about electrical topics. Perhaps my love (and respect) of electricity started when I was about four years old. I remember my brother and I standing in or on the bathroom sink and trying to plug a hairdryer into the outlet that was part of the light fixture above the sink. I remember the electricity hitting us, and the two of us flying back and landing in an empty bathtub. Fortunately, neither of us was hurt seriously.
When I was 10 or 11 years old, my parents had an appliance repairman come over to look at our clothes dryer which was not working. After taking the dryer apart and looking at it, I remember the repairman telling my father that it was not worth repairing. The repairman then left our house and left the dryer drum, belt and several other parts lying on the garage floor. next thing I knew, I was out in the garage looking at those parts, trying to figure out what everything did and how they all fit together. A couple of hours later, I had that dryer back together and working. I still remember my dad bragging on me many times in the years after that.
I’ve always loved taking things apart and learning how they work. Sometimes, I was even able to put these things back together. I love reading and learning technical things. Understanding complex or technical topics has always been easy and enjoyable for me.
My Education and Work-Life –
In 1989, I received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University. I then served as a nuclear propulsion officer aboard the USS Florida, a nuclear-powered submarine. After leaving the Navy, I worked as a senior process engineer for a large manufacturing company.
In 2002, I began my career as a real estate investor and as a home inspector. As a real estate investor, I have bought about a dozen homes – flipping some of them and renting out the others. I did a lot of the work myself, learning both how NOT TO do things and how TO do things correctly. As a home inspector, I have inspected almost 6000 houses, and have learned something at just about every home.
Besides the required continuing education that I do every year, I spend a lot of time studying. I enjoy learning both new things, as well as going more in depth into things with which I am already familiar.
Goals for House Works-
I have now started this blog in order to do one more thing that I love – sharing my knowledge about things related to homes, making sometimes-complex topics more simple and understandable. As I said above, I hope that you will both learn something as well as enjoy how the information is presented.
Lastly, I would like to invite you to participate by leaving comments, asking questions, and suggesting new topics for me to cover.