I've never been a looker. I've always been a creator. So as I contemplate the end of my now 28 year service career I'm trying to create a new career that incorporates my talents and knowledge. I definitely want a simpler slower life without the urgent phone calls and long days. I'm actually considering moving to the supply house side of the business in hopes of finding a company that wants a knowledgeable irrigator to teach service skills in hopes of having those who learn from me to become customers. Or maybe add my pigtail business with a manufacturer rep company and set up teaching classes in various places as part of carrying the rep inventory. I thought about offering a service to existing irrigation companies to ride with their techs to show them tricks of the trade and customer relation skills but that would be too close to a possible conflict of interest. Obviously I want to teach. In my dream world I move down to the Corpus Christi area get a place about 20 miles or so in from the ocean. Set up a bed and breakfast plus teaching facility and offer 2-3 day seminars which would fulfill ceu requirements and do some group sea fishing. I'd have brisket being smoked every day. I'd be limited to Texas irrigators. Don't want any weird azz poly and manifold people. I would have a RV pad for guest curmudgeons.