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Re: About me:
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: About me:
From: Kevin Kidd <kkbroadcastengineering@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 18:35:10 -0500
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Sorry to hear about the change in plans but am glad that you are now out earlier than anticipated and are in a good place. 

It was emotionally challenging to leave a regular pay check for the first time back in 1998(ish), but somewhere in about the 2nd week of  total self employment, I realized that I would have a hard time going back to being a simple employee.  While there are days where I am convinced that taking up hatchet fighting as a vocation would be preferable...  But most of the time, I can't imagine doing anything else now after 20+ years of relying on my own wits and wisdom to survive. 

Small business in general and radio engineering in particular is a roller coaster of feast or famine.  There are times (like this spring-summer-fall) that I just wish the phone would S_H_U_T__U_P.  And then there are periods of famine when I pick up the phone a couple of times per day to see if there is a dial tone.   Enjoy the famines and the feasts for what they are.  Neither lasts long.

FWIW, my wonderful Connie has a full time job that pays part of our health insurance but more importantly keeps us from staring at each other during those periods of famine...  And motivates me to get home as early as possible during the feasts...

Good luck in your new endeavor and thanks again for all the work on CRTECH and the NAB dinner.


Kevin C. Kidd, CSRE/AMD
Lawrenceburg, TN
AM Ground Systems Company  -  WD4RAT
kkidd@kkbc.com  --  866-22-RADIO -- 866-227-2346

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 7:32 PM Tom Bosscher <tom@bosscher.org> wrote:

To my friends on CRTech

Most of you know I was intending to retire next year. As of Thursday that plan changed, as I am no longer employed by WCSG, Cornerstone University.

Please understand a few things:

I still support the ministry and working staff of WCSG.

Sheila (my amazing wife) and I are in a great spot. Well, maybe. I overheard Sheila talking to someone and she said that she was going to have to get a full time job. The other person asked, "Oh, is money tight?" Sheila said "It has nothing to do with money. I married Tom for better or worse, but not for lunch!" :)

CRTech has always been separate from WCSG, and CRTech will continue in its form. Matter of a fact, I've been thinking about redoing the website so it is more current. I've also thought about moving the email list itself over to groups.io, but for now, things will stay the same.

Most of you use this email address to get hold of me. Of course, the cornerstone.edu account is no longer valid.

Things are good here. I already have the entire week booked!

Thank you to all of you for what has to be 2 decades of crtech. +/- 3 dB!

Tom Bosscher

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