In the year nineteen ninety seven I was away from my family and visiting my mom in Washington State. I had hoped to relocate myself, my wife and children there from Binghamton, New York. We had moved there in the previous year and I don’t think any of us loved it very much.
I went to the local Labor Ready office looking for a quick way to earn some money. The dispatcher said she needed someone who knew how to write HTML. I did not at the time but I was interested in computers and software and usually picked things up pretty quickly. I ended up working on the construction site of a new Boston Market restaurant instead.