When I started my work stage of life (no college for this rambling boy) I was mostly an auto mechanic. After a few years of struggling I went into the sevice of the United States Navy. I spent nine years as an electronics engineer. Since then (I got out in 1991) I have settled into the data communication and telecommunication industry as an engineer / instructor / manager. Tiffany’s page gives a little more information about the years when our kiddles were born. Needless to say, it has been a blessing to have our children in our lives.
Along the way I have become something of a jack-of-all-trades. I spent time working in construction, plumbing, electrical, finish carpentry, rustic furniture making, scuba diving, sailing, acting, hot rodding, and baking. I might have missed a couple of things, but they will surely come up as the blog goes on.
After one short marriage that didn’t work and one 17 year marriage that ended, I had no children. Then there was that fateful day when a tall man saw a beautiful tall lady and “the Wolf Pack” was begun.
Yes, it is Wolf. I actually went by my first name, Richard, at the time I met Tiffany. She asked if I went by any other name. “Some friends call me Wolf” – and Wolf it has been ever since (Richard was her first husband’s name).
I’m a very easy going guy, but some things just rub me the wrong way.
- I am a firm believer that you should always do whatever it takes to get the job done right. WHATEVER IT TAKES. So many people today want to get the job done quick or easy. I do agree that there are times that you must improvise, but that should be the exception and not the rule.
- I believe the only reason we are given free will is to give it back to God and to live His will. This is our living sacrifice when we die to self and live for Him. I think many, many people live their life thinking they understand this, but not quite making the sacrifices necessary.
- Finally, always trust in the Lord. Some of you may not put your faith in a greater being, but my experiences have proven over and over again that it is not my efforts that bring me the greatest success. I am responsible for applying my gifts and taking advantage of opportunity, but it is by God’s loving grace that I have anything at all.