That's wierd. My husband works in underground construction/site development and utilities. Other factors come in, such as sediment control, enviromental stuff. I really don't know all of it but he is certified for sometype of demolition with explosives. He has a lot of certifications. Has to. He is management, but can perform any job his men can and does. And his office is his vehicle. Rarely in the office. He's never been a miner.<quoted text>
I can't speak for other people but personally, you lack of consistency in your anecdotes is what invites doubt. Googling notlocal+topix+husband brings up claims that your husband is in construction, that he's in mining and that he's in high level business in forums in Ohio, MD and WV, amongst others. Your personal background ranges wildy as well, with you claiming to be retired from a young age, a high paid businesswoman and a farmer of sorts, while your rather incredible output in Topix forums across the nation would instead suggest a life working from the home, given its impressive quantity. I understand completely that the internet is a chance for people to present their best selves, their ideal selves, often the selves they wish they had become. But even with this caveat, many of the daily contradictions leave it difficult to take your autobiographical anecdotes with the gravity and trust you might wish readers to apply to them.
I'm the one who worries about the plight of miners as I went to school in VA and have friends in western PA and am familiar with the generational way of life mining supports.
As for me, I wish I were retired. I've never claimed to be. My job is exactly as described and I've never discussed my salary with anyone. Not even my family. It does keep me involved in business and in businesses in other countries.
Yes, I am active in farming. As I have stated on this or other forums, I inherited my parents farm. I placed it in an agricultural preservation and a local farmer plants it for me. I have discussed crop yields with farmers on other forums, not this one. And the drought and critter control. I grew up on this land.
No, I could never work from home. I sometimes get on topix here at work. Sometimes my boss reads it over my shoulder. Mainly I get on after my husband has gone to bed as he gets up so early and I'm not much for TV.
Remember for awhile, before I registered, someone was starting threads and doing posts as 'notlocal' that was not me. Some were also done as 'Seriouslady' that were not me.
During the campaign I jumped around to several topix sites to get an idea of what people were thinking. Particularity in neighboring PA.
Where I live, I can be in any of the three neighboring states with less than a half hour drive. We here tend to think of it as a 'neighborhood.'
Outspoken, and hard headed? Yes. Liar? No. Just not me. What would be the point?