The whole point of this thread is that the odds of finding what I am looking for are much worse than they were 30 years ago when I was that age.
Had I posted my craigslist add in the Girard Times 30 years ago with a starting wage 10% higher than minimum wage and another 10% raise @ 90 days?
I would have had to beat smart, hard working, mechanically inclined 19yr/old kids off my door-step.
Now, then, future, or never - you are either "in command" or you are not "in command".
A commander, buck naked, barefoot, empty-handed, alone, and starving, or in four-star Admiral uniform of an entire world's ocean's combined battle fleets, may employ any resource (s)he can commandeer, co-op, lease, rent, buy, borrow, or create from a pool or experts or from hard vacuum, and from anywhere in the known universe. Or beyond it.
Politicians, whiners, looters, and liars have the patent on that resource, and a perpetual back-order on the supply.
Learn to do without. Solve problems. Do not raise them as familiar pets.