Oh, the whole rabid thing is just from the list of made up names the site owner has programmed in to show up as you have more posts under your belt. You guys will be Rabid Pitbulls when you reach the 400 post mark. It's funny to see your "name" change as time and posts go by. It's a totally automatic process, so there's actually nobody physically choosing any certain name at any certain time. It's all pre-programmed.
Sara, as far as work, I am almost totally unemployed now. I recieve full Social Security Disability. I used to own my own company. I was a Smallarms Engineer. I used to design various firearms systems and accessories for the Dept. of Defense. I would work with various agencies or branches of the military on projects where I was required to go out into the field to evaluate a certain weapon or component with the people who were actually going to be using the item. Then come home to the factory, and either re-design, modify, or come up with an all new design or concept as needed.
Now, I do some volunteer work at a local museum to keep busy. Since I'm a volunteer, I don't feel that bad if I can't do the job every time. It's a military museum, and I'm basically building some model aircraft for them to display. I enjoy it, and it's zero stress. Many years ago, I was also in the Army. Used to drive a tank. Pretty much everyone in my family is involved in Law Enforcement and/or the military on some level. My sister is the administrator at the local Veterans Hospital. I have a nephew in Army Special Forces. My Dad is retired federal law enforcement.
Have you always been a teacher Sara? I actually have no formal training as a teacher. I do have formal training, but it's in the field of mechanical engineering. I just saw an ad one day and thought I could help. And, I was just an assistant/tutor, we did have people with credentials doing the really involved parts of the course. It was rewarding. I'd like to be able to work again someday, but I'm a realist. My SLE is in a constant state of flare. I feel sort of OK for a day or two, and bam, I go into a full flare about every 3 or 4 days. And earlier this year I was also diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on top of SLE. It's called an overlapping illness. That's original, huh. So, managing all these health issues is now my job. Not fun, but what can you do? You just have to face it and keep on going. Anyway, I love your sense of humor. Laughter is something we need plenty of around here. Have an enjoyable Friday. I'll talk to you later.