Although I was raised in the Midwest I have lived in Washington most of my adult life. I enjoy the moderate climate of western Washington, and the accessibility of the mountains, desert, and ocean all within a days drive. My husband and I have 4 grown children and 4 beautiful granddaughters who are the light of my life. I am fortunate they all live close. My husband is the cat lover. I can take them or leave them, but with him around we always have to have a cat or two. I insist on a dog. I currently have an old rescue Australian Shepherd. She is very gentle and quiet. One of my hobbies is working with dogs. Both of us still work full time. Carl is a crane operator and I am a nurse educator at Joint Base Lewis McChord. I have been an RN for 40 years and hope to retire soon, although I have a rewarding and fulfilling job. Carl and I had so much fun remodeling the Tiny Cottage. For us it was a labor of love and we hope you enjoy the Tiny Cottage as much as we do.