Grew up near NYC, could see Manhattan across the Hudson from our front yard. Five years an auto-mechanic, 3 as a soldier/helicopter mechanic, most of my life as a firefighter (volunteer, paid call, and career), 35 volunteering with Search & Rescue. Moved to B.C. as a young woman. Married for 40 years so far, 3 children, built our cabin in the bush off grid and boat access only, built a house in town (lot more paperwork). Pretty old with quite a few pains now, but what a great life so far! Moved to our place in Lake Country B.C. near Okanagan Lake in December of 2014.