Time and tide stops for no man!
Life is looking up, my home is taking shape also work opportunities are improving allowing me to constantly learn new tricks and tax my mind which I enjoy.
I'm now a grandfather which makes me sound older than I am.
I'm pleased my web site is popping up all over the world in various
search engines, Even Google and MSN rate it as #1, I have found it
popping up in the strangest of places and via indirect search criteria.
I get the odd email from very distant relatives both in physical distance and
genealogy. Mostly I get complimented on this web site, it's meant
as a bit of fun and had not changed much in the last twenty years.
I'm still messing around in the electronic security
trade, mainly playing with computers controlling large access control ssytems
& networked closed circuit TV systems, developing software tools
and the like to make other peoples jobs quicker, smother and obtaining
information they require NOW as quickly & as accurate as possible,
I'm still have a hands on role at times.
I sold to assist in my move to the USA, I was cruising around in a
1979 Dodge Van, which broke more
than it ran and it was great to drive, fun & was cheap! Sadly
an arsehole without a driving licence hit me in the rear at 55mph
and totaled the van, bent the chassis and knocked the the engine off
it's mounts. I have found a replacement but it will never replace
the many hours I spent working on the 1979, it was one of a kind and
turned heads. The custom number plate "Ian's Van" was only
on it about three weeks before it was crushed into the bodywork.
The 1979 van has been replaced
with a 1987 Dodge Van, it looks
like a combination of a tacky Las Vegas honeymoon suite and a 1970's
I must admit the cost of insurance in the UK was tough, but it's costing
me a lot more here! "Welcome to America" The van
has a 50 or 60 gallon tank, US gallon is nearly 1 litre smaller than
a UK gallon but 50 gallons is still a lot of cash to find to fill
it, I have half filled it a couple of times.
As I have now moved to Alabama the cost of insurance has dropped dramatically
which you will not hear me complain about.
The 5.2L engine and the price of fuel at times is not agreeable, I have been looking at a new car for a while,
I saw it a year ago but have only just got my sticky mitts on it.
1973 VW Beetle.
If the music has been bugging you it's from the
film "Roller Ball" some classical guy may have written it
first though? "Hear it on a good church organ"
Have a click around & send your comments or
suggestions to me. I pick up email every so often, so don't worry if I don't get straight back to you.