Haven't been on much lately, house buying is a bit stressful, but that's life. Finally figured out what the career equivalent that my dad is here in Nebraska. Out here they call it a Stationary Engineer. A grade 3 (lowest) Stationary Engineer starts out at what I'm making now, maybe a few dollars an hour more. Quite a few books I'd have to buy, and a there's a lot more to get the First Grade (highest) license, but that comes with a lot better pay. So it's something I may look into. Benefits tend to be better, so the incentive is there. Wish I had found this out 3 years ago.