First a little about me. I am 50 years old and live in the Pacific Northwest. I have worked for the past 25 years as an architect. Well yesterday I got laid off due to lack of work. I had only been at the firm for 17 months and joined because I got laid off by my previous employer. Actually that has been the story of my working career. I think that I have held 10 jobs since graduating in 1986. Well I am tired of the cyclical nature of the construction business, not to mention the long hours and low pay. (Yes most architects make a meager salary.) So now I am seriously considering a career change. I have always been interested in electronics and have been a life long tinkerer. Does anybody have any ideas?