January is the anniversary of Gold Health and Safety Consulting, Inc.  This is my 9th year now, so I guess I really have staying power!  I started the company after moving to the South Bay from Westlake Village, getting a divorce from my 2nd wife, buying my townhouse on my own (a first for me), having to file in court to increase my custody time with my two sons from my first marriage, and then getting laid off.  Wild times!  At first, my intent was just to find something to do while I was looking for a “real” job.  An attorney friend of mine asked me to help him out with a pesticide exposure case that turned into a lot of billable hours.  Now, nine years later, and having survived the worst financial crash since the Great Depression, I am pretty sure I can call Gold Health and Safety my “real” job.   Funny how things work out.