I'll hit you with the question first so you don't have to read the rest if you don't want too: What would be/is your ideal job? I know it will be different for everyone for a variety of reasons but thought I'd see what other people do or want to do to keep the electricy on, gas in the car and food in the fridge. Even you retired folks can chime in. ===================== Lotta folks here know I'm unemployed and not currently employable due to a mystery illness that has yet to get put in check. However, I'm trying to stay positive and look towards my future and what that holds for me. So far I've come up with: 1. Some kind of manufacturing that can be done in my garage and use CL and eBay to sell "whatever that is". (Start up costs being an issue) 2. Part time work somewhere with pretty flexible hours (may have a friend in the restaurant business that could help facilitate that but I'm having a hard time mentally going from $30/hr + overtime to minimum wage for a few hours a week) but it would be nice if I could find something better then minimum wage. 3. Selling toys - just about out of toys to sell and the ones I have will be kinda difficult for me to part with and that's what I've been doing so there is a finite amount of money I can make that way. I bit the bullet and fought for disability for 4 years (lawyers and all) but without proof I'm sick (which there are no tests they have found to show positive of any "known illness") they see a 6'1" 250-275 guy asking for full disability and I'm fairly sure they had a good laugh about it at lunch time, even though I had multiple "employment specialists" (even ones the state brought in) say I was unemployable because of the conditions under which I could work regularly and the bubblegume economy making it a free for all for employers and take it or leave it by employees. So needless to say until I have something to give me an open and shut case for disability, that's not an avenue I plan to persue again; talk about a beating on your self esteem for 4 years after sucking it up and filing in the first place... So if you read this far then I would love to hear from y'all as to what you do and what you'd rather be doing; yea, yea, I'd like to be paid to shoot, fish and hunt day in and day out but unless you have a foot in the door on that I doubt those are possibilities worth persueing. Thanks and have fun if you want - I have wanted to be a helicopter pilot for a few decades but never had the funds to get the training and unfortunately joined the Army as a combat engineer not the Air Force or Navy as a pilot.