I'm Steve, a single 50-something and, as you have probably fathomed, I'm pretty laid back. I have hair longer than most women I know and wouldn't cut it for the world. I live alone in a tiny town in northern California, but I do have a 26 year-old daughter, Naomi, who never comes to visit. I love her dearly, and sure wish she'd get ahold of me.
I'm a happily self-employed computer consultant, maintaining some of the local business networks in the intermountain area.
I also have my own cabinet & furniture shop, Woodssong, which is what I did for most of my life before computers. I started Woodssong Cabinetry in 1989, and, after a disasterous fire in 2007, I'm working on/in my 4th shop in 20 years.
I've been lucky recently in finding my one true soulmate in this world, Sheryl, and she completes me in every way. I may have wasted the first half of my life without her, but now that I've found her, we both know that we'll spend the rest of our days in bliss.
If you've met her, you'll know that she's the female version of me. Except prettier. Much prettier.
I'm into computers bigtime, and they used to consume a lot of my time, but that's dwindling (hey, it's summertime). No wonder I'm single...Oh, yeah, I spend as much time as two jobs permit out in the woods (I'm surrounded by them here in McArthur, California, USA), campin' with friends, homestead huntin', or just checkin' out the trees & flowers.
That's another passion of mine...trees. Trees are my touchstone. I've studied them extensively, not for a career, but out of interest. They deserve respect & reverence, and they give me piece of mind when I need it most. And some of them are alot more interesting than my friends! If you don't belive me, spend an hour alone under one.
is/was my rottweiler, and now that he's gone it's much too lonely. He keeps/kept the
bears away when we were campin', and he was the only one besides me that was glad
to see me get offa work. He passed this year, 2009, with a full belly and a lot of sad farewells.
I've been lucky to stay busy in the economic downturn, in one job or the other, I hope because of the quality of my work and the good name that I've created for myself in this tight-knit community. Word gets around fast in these parts and you don't make it here for 20 years without doing something well.