Humm, where to start. I live simply back in a field in New Hampshire, northeastern US in a house partially solar heated (and only partially finished!) that I built in 1987. I'm a 66 year old female, been making my living as a woodcarver for over 35 years. Enjoy gardening and volunteer running an evening arts & crafts program at an innercity meals program for kids in Manchester, NH. Love backpack hiking. Started late to international travel, only have been to Guatemala, Copper Canyon Mexico , and Africa so far. Also have backpacked in Hawaii, not international but certainly exotically different from the northeast! Sooo want to go back to Africa, and also to see other parts of the planet. <BR> <BR>(google search >>L Nichols woodcarver, New Hampshire<< for website of my carvings if interested, trying to avoid spammers!). happy travels and invites to visit NH! L.