For those expecting an interesting character, I am afraid the sad fact is that I am a year old chemical engineer / computer nerd who makes Dilbert look like a man about town. However my wife and I did have the good fortune to live for many years at the base of a ski hill in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. To my surprise I eventually, after more a quarter of a century, got bored with skiing and thus in 2016 we moved to almost snow free Vancouver Island.
What allowed us to live and play in such a nice spot is that I was fortunate enough to be able to 'retire' in 1992 at the age of 40. How we came to be able to do that is a rather dull story, but the fact we actually did it probably lies with our discovery of the Elk Valley life style, after we purchased our house in Fernie in 1989. To us it became apparent that after a certain point, time was much more precious than money and many of the folks in the valley enjoyed a far better quality of life than supposedly much 'richer' executives in the city. Having young kids, Tara was born in 1991 when Davin was 4, made the decision all that much easier.