I'm just another working stiff. A plain ol' wage earner. Grew up just on this side of the tracks. I was the oldest of 4 and parents weren't really in a position to fund more education. So it was go to work and earn a paycheck after high school. Been slogging thru the mud for the past 43 years. We raised 7 children on our own. Paid our own way all along. Bought our first house 26 years ago - paid it off last year. Finally able to start seriously preparing for retirement about 1995. Might just be able to retire in 4 or 5 more years. Not a union man by any means. Not interested in BMW's and fancy houses with big yards. Those won't fit in my casket.