Bio: I am a 47 year old mom to two wonderful kids; "YumYum" is almost 11 and "Beaker" is almost 8. I'm a former Marine, married for almost a quarter of a century (has it REALLY been THAT long?!?) to "Donatello," who is also a prior Marine. I'm originally from Queens, New York and moved out to Long Island as a teenager. I now live in the Midwest and am attempting to teach myself and my family how to live off the grid and how to live on a budget the size of dental floss.