Semi-retired at present. Worked my entire career as a civil/environmental engineer for consulting engineering firms on various municipal infrastructure projects. I have worked as a project engineer, project manager, and office manager. I have also owned my own firm. Currently working as a private consultant for various water and wastewater districts as district engineer. Also consulting in water/energy production and conservation in a limited and very project specific manner. Own a house in California (Bay Area) and Thailand (Bangkok) where my wife and I split our time. Goal is to achieve sufficient cash flow to maintain current life style without dipping into principal and to have fun along the way.