Let me introduce myself. Hi, my name is Robin and I’m a mechanical engineer. I design HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems for large hospitals. As a LEED AP I develop whole building energy models for buildings that are looking to get LEED certified.
I’m a left brained thinker who likes to exercise my right brain for fun. I’m not afraid to get dirty but I can clean up nicely. My steel toed boots are stored next to my 3” heels and I don’t find that strange. I’m a recovering perfectionist but occasionally I have a lapse.
I married the love of my life, Flannel Man (as I call him here), in June 2007 after dating for 6 years. We enjoy kayaking and competitive high powered rifle shooting in our free time. In fact shooting is how we met. Flannel Man is a machinist who cuts molds for plastic packaging and parts. He also is an unofficial gunsmith on the side and builds all of our custom target rifles. He loves making things with his hands but is more of a metal worker than a wood worker.
As the son and daughter of carpenters we hope to do most of the extensive remodeling to our new home ourselves. Both of our dads built our family homes, have large shops filled with tools (*yay*), and are very knowledgeable about everything home ownership may throw at us.
We have big plans for our new house and plan to make it our “forever” home where we’ll raise two kids and a dog (or at least that’s the plan anyway). We hope you enjoy our blog about our adventures as home owners.