Melinda is a WaHM (Work at Home Mom), a virtual assistant who does any admin duty needed, specializing in website administration and bookkeeping, and does everything walking backwards and in high heels – not! She loves to garden, read, do a little writing of her own, can and preserve food, knitting, doing needle point and almost loves taking care of all the pets in the family.
Rogan is the Director of IT/SCLENDS and manager of the Rock Hill library. Yes, he is a librarian! No, he does not wear sweater vests…often. He writes his own blog at Daddy’s Dice. Rogan loves reading, woodworking, rewiring electrical crap in our house – or at least thinks that is better than redoing the plumbing – and fiddling with electronics. Oh, and gaming. He laments he is so good at DMing, he hardly ever gets to play. (Ask him about his dice collection, I dare you!)
The Teenager: The teenager is 19 (where the heck did all that time go???) and has ADHD. She is still “finding herself” but will soon be a freshman at the local tech college. She loves playing the guitar and is leaning toward sociology as a career. She is also a pescetarian (vegetarian who eats fish), who sometimes also consumes chicken when the force isn’t so strong with her.
The 6yo: The 6yo is in 1st grade and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. She loves my iPad. She loves Mythbusters – especially if she is watching it with daddy, otherwise she watches it on Netflix on my iPad. She loves animals of all kinds and wants an book with all the animals in it for her birthday. I’m thinking future veterinarian.
The 4yo: The 4yo is now doing 4 year old kindergarten. She also loves my iPad. She fights over it with the 6yo, when the other iPad runs out of battery life – sometimes the teenager gets tired of hearing their fighting and takes it from them (and into HER room – I can’t get a break). This one is devious in sneaking into dangerous situations like jumping from the couch to the recliner – and running her tricycle into the fence at full speed. The force is strong with this one and you have to watch her closely. I think she may grow up to be a stunt woman. Or an ER doctor…
Cronan, the oldest of the five dogs, was Rogan’s first Valentine Day’s present from Melinda (so he got naming rights). Onyxia, the “dragon dog” named after the dragon in World of Warcraft (Melinda’s doing), was purchased at the shelter a few years later. And, last but not least, Crystal, our baby albino fancy leopard gecko.
The pets have been reduced since our move to the city. No worries, we found wonderful homes for all of them – no shelters!
We plan to start 4H soon, so will be able to raise a few chickens again (and maybe rabbits and ducks and…).