Wow… Such a list of questions! Let’s see if I can follow the format and answer at least a few…
Where are you from?
I’m from New Jersey. But what you probably meant was “Where is home?”. Arizona - primarily the metro Phoenix area - is my home and has been for longer than it hasn’t.
How did you hear about Relay? What interested you about it?
Heard about it via Republic Wireless - either the Community, Website, or email; forget which. It interested me in that it’s a combination of familiar and useful technologies combined and packaged into an entirely new, convenient, and practical device with so many useful applications beyond the basic “virtual leash” it’s now being marketed as. I hope others become able to see all the options that I see, and aren’t limited byt the current marketing, which seems to be targeting a very specific demographic.
What difficulties do you think Relay could help you and your family overcome?
Seamless communication at any distance, in a small, convenient, rugged, and distraction-free device.
What new technology do you and your family use the most?
New technology? Are smartphones still considered “new”? Email and amateur radio certainly aren’t.
What was your favorite pastime as a child?
Split between working with electronics and hanging out in the library reading about electronics.
What activities do you and your family enjoy doing together?
What places have you and your family traveled to? and/or Where would you like to travel? (share a photo from your trip!)
Anywhere accessible via RV
What are your skills/areas of expertise?
Jack of all trades, master of some. Pretty much anything electrical, electronic, or mechanical, and anything computer or internet related.
What do you do for a living/what do you like to do in your spare time?
I fix broke stuff, waste time on the internet, and listen to music. I even roast my own coffee.
What does being a Neighbor mean to you?
Being a neighbor means being a part of a larger group, usually (but not always) defined by geographical or metaphorical proximity . Being a good neighbor means watching out for one’s neighbors, hoping they do the same, and helping out when I can.