But I ended up going to college in Chicago to be near to my newly widowed mother. Decided to join the USAF during the Vietnam War and served a year in Cam Ranh Bay along with another year in that summer war zone -Myrtle Beach AFB. That was tough duty! -:) After finishing 3 years, 9 months and 7 days in the USAF, I attended Illinois - Chicago before transferring to Iowa State University. After graduating with a B. S., I started my career at an Illinois-based agricultural manufacturing company writing application programs. Decided to get my M. S. in Computer Science and took a leave-of-absence to attend graduate school back at ISU and got my M. S. in Computer Science. Eventually ended up switching jobs twice before ending up with a New-York based computer company.
Moved from New York to North Carolina for warmer weather along with a transfer by my employer. Left North Carolina after over twenty years for a new job in Florida. Single parent of a college freshman and a college junior. Want to travel around the U. S. as well as overseas. One thing for sure - there will be some residence downsizing in 2012 or 2013.