The next day, back with new locks, he told me about his life transition.For many years, he had worked as manager of recycling for Walpole, N.H., where he pioneered markets for small towns that had until then been dumping.
So he wanted a plan. Hearing about a one-man locksmith shop for sale, he realized, "This was something I always wanted to do. Even as a kid.”
Three years later, he’s grown the business to five, including himself and two other locksmiths on the road.
"Let me tell you my philosophy," he said. "I’m middle aged. I believe that I will live to about 125. The reason I believe that? When I was young, 65 or 70 was genuinely old and 100 was so old it was hardly heard about,” he explained. “Today, 100 is nothing!
“There’s no reason in the world why we can’t at least shoot for 125.
Rick's wife retired from teaching last week. The job had become a lot less fun. Rick's not sure what she will do for all those many years that he is convinced are awaiting them.