Retired from the U.S. Navy of 24 yrs. in 1996. Was a Navy Deep Sea Diver for 18 1/2 yrs.Have always loved woodworking and still have all my fingers. Moved a lot in my career and everywhere I lived I was a homeowner. As a homeowner I always improved the home by home improvement projects. I have been working with hydroponic gardening since 4-13. I have researched, watched videos and have just been plain lucky. So far, so good.