Well I've been hanging out here on the site for a few months now. I'm having a lot of fun and really appreciate all the information people have to offer. I'm 45-ish, born and raised in the Los Angeles area . . . something that I'm not too proud of and have lived in the Mojave area in the Desert for about 22 years. I'm a U.S. Army Veteran, a husband of a loving wife and the proud father of 3 great kids to include an "over-40" surprise - my 5 year old daughter. I'm a computer geek and love living on my modest 3 acre ranch with Chickens, Turkeys, Boer Goats, Dogs and dirty kids. We are in the boonies and only have one neighbor within a 1/4 mile of us. Family life is much better on a small ranch. We did the city living but it got to the point of too much gang activity, noise, weirdos and all that stuff. That's about it but I just have to show off my little girl. Having her has taught me much about tenderness and compassion.