Greetings to everyone curious enough to read a little about me.
Over the last few years, I have realized that I need to concentrate on my social life a bit more. Since waiting for my soulmate to show up at my door has not been a very successful plan, I thought I might try a new strategy. I do have a group of good friends, most married with children or divorced with children as the case my be. It is amazing how fast time has gone. I would like to share myself with someone special. A night out, getting to know you, may be the beginning.
I feel that I have a lot to offer to a relationship. I have become quite independent over the years,and admit that I have not been in many relationships, but I would welcome the closeness that we all hope to have with someone special.
I would love to have children, but first I hope to find someone that might want this as well....then we will see. It is not a deal breaker if you have children or have no interest in them.
I have always been pretty responsible, not perfect. I am honest with people, and tactful most of the time. I am a believer of taking responsibility for my mistakes as well as my successes. I also believe that pride in ones work and common sense can put you further ahead in life than many college education programs. Obviously I applaud anyone that succeeds, but education is only part of that journey.
I have worked in the trades since shortly after high school. I was groomed towards attending college and was in the top of my class, but chose against it. I work as a plumbing tech for a company that I have been with for 18 years. I enjoy working with my hands and my skills have helped me to be become successful in life.
I have skills with building, design, plumbing, heating, electrical, landscaping and gardening. I can be pretty handy....if you like that kinda thing. I have also learned, over time, that there are plenty of things that I pay people to do. ( I am not an auto repair guy). I can be quite detail oriented, but I do allow for creative flexibility.
I have not traveled the world, and although I would travel more if found the right companion, I enjoy being somewhat grounded. I have been thinking lately that a cruise or a trip to Greenland would be cool.
I have climbed most of the major peaks in the White Mountains and did winter mountaineering and camping for many years. I have always been pretty active although I might have to work my way back up to a 70 lb. pack if that is your style of activity.
I took up gardening and landscaping several years ago while I was spending much of my time at home so I could care for my father. I get a lot of compliments from people about the work I have been doing here. I have many gardens now and I am working on a memorial garden for my father.
I have been updating my technologies lately. I love my apple products. I enjoy how it has allowed me to become more current with my music as well as accessing my old collection of music.
What I am doing with my life
These days aside from my work, I spend a lot of time working on the house and doing landscaping. I have quite a few flower gardens and I enjoy creating them. It would be great to find someone that enjoyed gardening and spending time together creating things.
Things I like about myself
I'm really good at explaining how things work to people. I have a fair amount useless knowledge kicking around and am willing to share with anyone who will listen.
My favourite outdoor activities are
I watch more TV than I should, but I do watch on down time. I watch all Patriot games when possible, I will watch a Red Sox game, but watching all of them is a big time commitment.....I follow playoff hockey some. As far as go to guilty pleasures, my current "go to shows" are NCIS and Castle. Past trends include Bones, Two and a half Men, Holmes on Homes and some older sit-com classics. I like The Voice more than the "others", and I follow the circus of politics, as seen through the eyes of biased opinionated newscasts on both sides...... Don't get me started on that.
I have to admit that most of my reading lately has been related to my house and landscaping projects.
Some of my favorite movies include My Big fat Greek Wedding, Two Weeks Notice, Ted, as well as anything 3-D. I do enjoy Dreamworks style movies and I was recently surprised at how much I liked Jack the Giant Killer. I liked The Hobbit....but didn't expect to left hanging for part two.
I like to cook, although I would rather cook for someone else, or even better.....with someone. I am open to trying new foods and I could improve my food choices sometimes. I doubt I would be a good vegetarian, but healthier....sure.
My favourite indoor activities are
My tractor..........Oh my god I can't believe I did that all by hand last year!
Milk......I drink a lot of it.... Skim mostly
My I-pad and my newly rekindled love for music
Cheese......hanger for a hunk of.........anyone else remember that?
Good friends.....nuff said
These topics are interesting for me
I might look for you if
You want to meet someone that is honest, dependable and financially stable.
You would rather debate than argue.
You would like to have a family or are a good parent to children of your own.
You might like to travel a bit....but not as a way to avoid responsibilities at home.