I am an R.N. and have been for 35 years. I have two grown children, a great gal and a wonderful Marine guy. I am a grandma of two. My daughter and her family have lived with us for 6 months now. Our combined pet total is 10, people is 6. We are a cozy bunch. I have always been rather thrifty and was thrilled to find this site. I have learned so much from this community and devour the newsletters. My own health has been a large problem and I have been unable to work for 2 years now. I am enjoying many more activities on this leave and am increasingly thrifty, due to the present situation. Our son is at present , stationed in the middle east.