College jobs that had nothing to do with who I am on the inside, such as working in the cannery and working on a farm that raised alfalfa seed to create new varieties of it. Since then, sixteen years in picture framing, which I enjoy doing. One good thing about the jobs I had before is that they taught me what a hard day is really like. Having to work asparagus lug set-up for nine hours in heat that reached 124 degrees, with a half hour lunch. Having to ride my bike to the cannery that one summer, when the ride was over two miles each way and my shift was from 6:42 a.m. til 6:00 at night. And having to hoe outside when it was 109 degrees. Even on a really 'hard' day at the shop, it's nothing like that. Plus, I like not having to kill field mice and watch out for black widows.