I'm kinda in the same position. Gettin up in years. Be 68 next month. Just finished a staircase redo for a cousin. Don't plan on doing that again! If you're interested, here's a where I put pics of some of what I've done. Feel free to poke around.
Most of my work is in the Shop/Old Projects folder.
Haven't been down to the Gulf Coast in a few years. Wife has some relatives in Gulfport. Need to get down to see them again, so I might take you up on that offer sometime. Nice meeting you
PS: We've got about 30acres in Hamilton, MS. Just north of Columbus.