I'm a Navy wife and we've been retired since 1999. We've always had our property here in Michigan, so we started building our house in 1994, paying for it as we went. The summer of 1999 was a mad scramble to get it liveable before school started. My kids are 24 and 20; one's in college and the other is still at home. We have 2 dogs, Skip and Bob, and 2 cats, Tobias Tyler and Queen Sophia. We also have a fish tank with 2 gold fish and a Chinese algae eater. I keep home life running smoothly - I get everyone out the door so I can do my thing!