I have lived in California in the San Francisco Bay Area most of my life in the South Bay in cities like Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and San Jose. I worked for many years as a chef and managed a few resturaunts as well. In 1985 I changed carreers and became a Mainframe computer operator and remained in that field until 1997 when osteoarthritis ended my carrer. I ended up in Lake Tahoe soon after I became disabled. Since then I have had a DVT(blood clot) in my leg, and 2 heart attacks, this has encouraged me to stop drinking almost completely,& smoking tobacco. Since then I have lost 235 lbs.. I live the life I love and love the life I live. I truly feel blessed everyday to live here in the Sierras, it's truly GOD's work and the outdoors is my place of worship.