Congrats on you and your wifes blessing, Bigkid!
Started working at 16 at a grain elevator in Manitoba. Filled grain cars and swept half the time, the rest of the day was spent at pest control.( shootin birds and rats with a pellet rifle and setting traps) Moved to Vancouver Island in 77 and started logging, then falling. Logged all my life except for a 6 year stint as a rigger on 90 and 70 ton mobile cranes. Had to retire in 97 with a broken back, and head injury. Moved to merrit ( dry country) as I had no reason to be in the constant rain anymore.
Been happy and dry ever since. Now I have a self proclaimed degree in roadside recycling. Got so good at it I bought my beast and all the fixin's can collecting.We have two major highways that cross through Merritt, so the picking is pretty decent. About 50-80 bucks each time I go out. And the stuff I find can be very lucrative to sell.
Man, I could tell you some stories about some of the things I've found on the side of the highway. But thats a story for another day.