I am a very educated carpenter/laborer/craftsperson/artist/educator looking for what I want to do w/my life. When not working, (Currently I am a flagger w/Local 57 of Laborers International), I love to knit, take photos, walk, paint, work on my house and garden. I am married to another carpenter who is also a musician/dulcimer-maker and player, and has been a member, for 30 years, of Philadelphia's Wild Bohemians Mardis Gras band!
We live in a very special neighborhood, Mt. Airy (look it up!), of Philadelphia, PA. We are very involved w/our neighborhood, contributing construction expertise to a community-built playground here, a 1930s art deco community center, (formerly a 1,500 seat movie theater), and our local Streetscapes Committee, participating in the "Plant a Million Trees" program.
We have a daughter, Molly, who lives with her family in Asheville, NC, and a son in Panorama City, Los Angeles. Molly and her family have an Indian street food restaurant, Chai Pani, and a bar/lounge, below; both are to DIE for, and both have garnered much acclaim in that area!
Our son, Griffin, graduated recently from Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in film, and has found work at World of Wonder productions, in Hollywood, as a video editor!
We have stayed at BnBs, and IHA hostel sites, on both the Right, and Left coasts, and have always found it's a small, small, world!!