I am a 53 year old ,single, Audible Audiobook Narrator; landlord; and missionary minister.
I have one son, 33 (who is the beat in my heart😁) and an IT Programmer , who is married to my beautiful daughter-in-law (an elementary teacher) for 3 yrs.
I am a quiet, non-smoking, vegetarian, with no pets currently; who enjoys nature /animals / bird watching; interior designing and craft arts (mainly oils and charcoal/pencil); working on cars ( the good old heavy metal kind😁); finding wine tastings; working with my hands (can do light plumbing,electrical, tiling etc.. being a landlord gives you an instant education in these😁); and Sports.. swimming, biking, skating, volleyball ..(& love my Astros, Orioles, Vikings, Rockets, Duke, and Penguins!)
Also have a Honda "Rebel-without-a-cause" Cruiser.
A hippie-gypsy at heart-I have traveled to many places world wide, being a missionary minister, and met the most amazing and beautiful people.
My faith is Christian based, although I don't believe in titles. I accept all people, all faiths, all situations. I am here to enjoy all that I have been blessed with , and leave the rest to God😁
Certified : CPR/BLS ; NYTA : MOA :MT :Audiobook Narrator : Ordained minister /DD (minor in Biblical archeology/Ancient biblical languages)
Through the years, I have had the opportunity to travel and move frequently, which has allowed me to obtain many wonderful experiences and skills through my jobs..(my dad always said I was a "jack of all trades ,master of none".😁
I have been a medical transcriptionist, office manager, elementary teacher, 'heavy metal' car mechanic, purchasing agent, veterinarian office manager and assistant, construction worker including electrical, plumbing and tiling; physical trainer; waitress / bartender; constructor of mainframe computers (waaaay back in the late '80s when they were the size of refrigerators at IBM 😁..) ; to being self-employed the last 16 years, as an owner of an Errand Service (which assists the elderly and the disabled), a Landlord, and an Audiobook Narrator (hence the pen name 'Darby Reed')
Just starting out, so haven't formulated that complete list yet..
Acadia/Bar Harbor Maine; Cape Cod Mass; and The Florida Keys...
..in search of the perfect sunrise/sunset view 😁
My current permanent residence is in Upstate New York, nestled in the Catskill Mountains. it is a beautiful farm-filled area, with many amazing fields, mountains, and lakes. I have lived in other cities such as Las Vegas (when I went to college at UNLV), and in Wappingers Falls/Poughkeepsie/ New Paltz area of New York ,for 13 years (when I had worked for IBM.) I also lived in Australia recently for 4 1/2 months, and discovered the amazing beauty of that country -from Brisbane to Port Augusta to Coober Pedy and Alice Springs.. over 8000 Miles of beautiful lush grasslands, and the stunning deep red soils of their deserts and Outback.
“Skoolie" , 2007 Ford Thomas E450 deisel mini bus that has been legally converted and titled into a motorhome. It is about 22' ft in length, 9'7" height. I have built an onboard kitchen facility with propane/butane burners , sink, refrig; bath area with shower/minitub, toilet ; bed/couch, mini closet/ dresser, mini propane fireplace, up to 25 gal of h2o storage. Contains both propane and small electrical heaters. Contains alternative off the grid DC battery and solar power usage. Contains hook-ups available for water and electrical use. Currently no item in tow.
Host was very helpful and kind. A lot of space on the grass in a beautiful scenery in fall. Lovely person
A short but lovely stay in Cobleskill, wish we could visit longer with our wonderful host.