We live on the 45th parallel, so have a wonderful variety of seasons here. I am a retired Librarian & Graphic Artist. I watch my youngest grandchild while her Mama goes to work. What a delight! My husband is retired and builds violins as a hobby. He is teaching himself to play. Our dear Maggie died in September of 2013 and we have just got a new Brittany. So great to have a dog again, even though he is a ton of work. We can't ever replace our darling Maggie, but Toby is keeping my mind off her. What a love he is.