I kept at it. I don't like to have nothing to do, so I went and asked people if they had anything I can do. I would learn different things. It's been a good career. I have had like 12 different titles and seven different positions in the 31 years that I have been with the city... Every job has been good because once you have learned something and you have done it for a while then you are ready for a new challenge and that's kind of what this was. Finance Director has been a good challenge for me and I've learned a lot. I did not know a lot about it when I got the job. It's kind of the way it was in just about everything. It's kind of trial and error and you learn. You learn from your mistakes and go on. It's been great though.
Our new city administrator has been great, because I had no experience as a finance director. I am an accounting person, which is a bean counter and finance is a little different than being an accountant. Accountants are more exact and finance people have more vision. He's got the vision. He's been a good compliment to me and has helped me a lot and I really appreciate that. He's a little more involved... For the most part everybody has been great and I have enjoyed every minute of it.