No telling. It would have been so different, I can hardly picture it. The way it turned out, I folded the building biz a year or two later in a bad housing slump, and 'got a real job', my wife called it.
[ What the heck I was doing 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and more in the office after the kids went to bed, I have no idea. At least it wasn't 'work'. That's a relief. ]
I had bought an IBM PC XT, which everyone told me would be good for my business (but they never could say how, exactly). I remember buying the plastic cover for it was important, like it was a prized IBM Selectric... I sat in front of the DOS prompt for quite a while (weeks), messing with copy and NOT delete - no, bad... Turns out the thing was not only crazy expensive, but it needed SOFTWARE, too? What a rip off...
And that plus a bit more was my technical knowledge base when I embarked on a programming career as my chosen 'real job'. That I pulled it off amazes me now. What the hell was I thinking?
Anyway, NONE of that would have happened if I was knee deep in tree bark and horse droppings.
In my darker moments, I think probably I'd have ended up with a broken back. Tree fell the wrong way - but missed me!. However it scared the horse, and he sat on me by mistake.
Something dignified like that.
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You might have been out monkeying around one day, and stumbled upon a gold cache, the money from a bank robbery, or had an idea completely different from the other stuff you came up with. What ifs are just for pondering. If we change one thing in the universe from the past, the whole thing would go cascading off like a giant cartwheel. I'm reminded of that when I think, man I wish I hadn't ever stumbled into my first wife. Then I realize I wouldn't have had my son, and my grandkids that came from him.