Somewhere in this time period, we lived with my sister for a brief time in Detroit, MI. I can't quite recall when.
After Florida did not work out so "hot", my Mother and I moved back to Warren, MI. During this period, I attended Carter Middle School for 6th and 7th grades.
After that short stint, we moved to Center Line, MI with my Uncle again. Here we stayed a while. I attended Wolfe Middle School for 8th grade and then Center Line High for grades 9-12. Somewhere in the time-period, my Uncle decided to go back to Florida. It may be due to my neighbor Chad and myself terrorizing the poor guy with the garage door opener. We'll never know, I guess.
Also somewhere around this period we live with my sister in Detroit again. Don't recall the exact timing.
Around age 19, I was introduced to the automotive safety testing field, which in my opinion, is one of the leading causes of vehicles' high cost. You wouldn't believe what testing labs charge automotive companies for testing of components, just because they can. I was even offered money once to make a certain component pass a test. I did not accept it nor did the component pass. In my "Automotive Testing" years, I worked at MGA Research Corporation, Faurecia Automotive Seating, ACT Laboratories, ArvinMeritor and Primetime Testing Lab. I did this for about 10 years and was actually quite good at it.
During a layoff. A friend of mine showed me an online Scrabble site. Geeky, yes I know, whatever. Unfortunately, this started a dark period in my life, which led me to Wisconsin for 10 years. This is a time in my life I'd like to forget.
Which brings us to current times. I live with my gorgeous fiance Kelly Raikes and my step-son Ryan in Warren, MI.
I've been to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, New York, Arizona and California.
The only other country I've visited is Canada. I don't really count that as it takes about 20 minutes to get there. I've probably visited about 50 times, was stopped and searched about five times and kicked out once. I can say that I have the honor of being told to leave a country.