My interest in construction and historic preservation/ restoration has let me "hands on" every aspect of construction from moving homes, lifting and building new foundations under existing homes, to electrical, plumbing and finish work. My education in building science has been achieved the hard way through the internet, books and periodicals. I don't recommend this method; college would have been faster. I'm just as sure that there is no substitute for experience.
I have a reverence for old tools and old houses. My wife and I live in an old farm house in upstate NY where we grow organic blueberries and strawberries. I spend most of my time with some sort of tool in my hand.
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