Didn't you once consider the selling side of the insurance business. You probably do have the sales personality if you could stay away from the constraints of the furniture business.
roger I'm almost 63 and there are 100K + vets on the way home. I think any ship of that type has sailed.
I have tons of production gear and at one time I thought Seth would take over the family business, he showed interest in it early on, but he has grown to dislike it. He will make his own path and be successful at it.
BPB JR. will be moving to a group home soon and I am trying to figure out how to make a living without having to cheerlead drunks and deal with venue owners, managers and agents who by and large have no ethics, loyalty or character and no interest in developing them. When I got so sick as you probably remember, my business contacts and people I'd been associated with for years deserted me like rats leaving a sinking ship and I've struggling ever since. I've had a lifetime of that kind of **** and when I was performing full time the joy of that balanced all the bullshit out. Now I'm just going through the motions of being the perpetual party boy to squeak out a living.
There's a certain amount of Bear in me, but believe it or not there's more than that and I'd like to find a way to make some money in this brave new world without having to play that role any longer and in addition not eat dog food to do it.
As for the fast food industry I appreciate the suggestion but I'll pass.