Just who the heck is Jerry Siegel and why am I… SimplyJerry?
I am a retired heavy equipment operator from Deschutes County in Central Oregon. My wife Denise is the retired office manager from a local construction company. (This site would not be possible without her help. Thank You, Love!)
I’ve been involved with computers since the evolutionary days of the Tandy TRS-80. Don’t ask. Denise and I used one of those to run a small construction business and in those days I wrote my own BASIC code since there wasn’t construction software available. What little was to be found we downloaded from private BBSs. Later as the Internet came of age we puttered with it mostly as a hobby.
Soon we added software to make life easier around the house. In actuality the newer programming software didn’t help, we found it to be more fun than messing with paper. E-mail, online banking, and online shopping soon followed.
Unbeknownst to us we were rapidly becoming geeks. Friends started asking for help with their computers, which we gladly did. Most of our knowledge has come by old fashioned trial and error. But after working with many “support techs” it is obvious that trial and error is an acceptable path to knowledge. Our own inventory of geeky computer stuff has grown by leaps and bounds.
My interests are wide and varied. I’m a Private Pilot, and Ultralight Flight Instructor. I’ve owned dirt bikes and a sports car or two. Working with wood and epoxy, I’ve crafted two beautiful wood-strip watercraft; a canoe and a kayak and built a Landsailer from scratch, man what a hoot that turned out to be.
Now that the kids are grown and have families themselves, Denise & I downsized from our stick-built home to a 27′ ToyHauler which we now call “home” as we travel the highways and byways of the wild west. Update 6-2015; We traded in the 27′ travel trailer for a new 37′ Crossroads Elevation 5th Wheel RV
Who knows, we just may travel past your little corner of life. If we do, we sure hope you’ll flag us down and perhaps share a cup of coffee on us. Life is as simple as you choose to make it.