Could I have done the work? Don't know, I imagine if I made it my focus, I probably could. Is it something I would like doing? At this time probably more than what I am currently doing, but not for an almost 2 hour commute along with regular travel around the country. Just thought I would share. There is plenty of work to be had out there. The population of skilled InfoSec pros is growing, but not as fast as the job openings. If you have "security" anywhere in your resume, you will most likely get a call from some outsourced recruiter or a company who doesn't really know what they want but someone says they need a security guy. Anyway sorry for the book, but figured I'd share the story.
Good luck out there!