I am happily married, and the father of three beautiful daughters. I have been a professional firefighter for about fourteen years. Before that, I worked for an ambulance service and a volunteer fire department. As a firefighter, I have a lot of time off. Most other firefighters work a second job, or a lot of overtime. I stay home and take care of my kids. You see, my middle daughter was born with spina bifida, and requires a little more care than we can find at a day care. So, when I get home in the morning from my job, my wife goes to hers. It really is a blessing to get to spend the time I do with my kids. I spend a lot of time playing dolls and tea party.
When the kids napping, or playing well on their own, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I can’t go outside and work in the yard, or they get into stuff. So I found myself surfing the net. I spent a lot of time looking at 4×4 and gold prospecting web sites. Then, one day, after discussing our finances, and trying to figure out a way to get a second job, or work overtime, I came to the conclusion that I was going to figure out a way to work from home. I knew there were people who did it, so i figured I could too.
The best thing about this is I am not tied to any schedule but my own. I work when I want, and can take a break to put a pony tail on a barbie doll. This is a win/win situation. I still get to be around to raise my kids, and make extra income.
I try to get my family up in to the mountains as often as I can. I am an avid fly fisherman and general outdoorsman.