I don't have a Cast of Characters listed on my blog so let me introduce everyone that you might run across on these pages. I'm Frank, author and creator of Ready.....Row. I'm a 50ish Federal Worker who resides in Virginia and works in southern Maryland. I have been reading blogs for quite a while and it seemed like fun so with a little encouragement, mostly from Beth of So the Fish Said, I set up this blog. This is my third year of writing this blog. As the title of my blog might indicate, my main hobby is rowing. I belong to two rowing clubs in the northern Virginia area. I've been rowing since 1995. I got into rowing via my oldest daughter, who was a coxswain on her high school and college teams and still coxes occasionally for a rowing club in CT. I row in 8+s and 4+s primarily when racing in Masters events and I also row a single for fun and exercise although this year I raced a single for the first time. When not rowing, I also like to bike and I have been know to brew my own beer from time to time.
Others you will run into here:
Ann - Wife of 33 years who puts up with me.
Daughter#1 - Our oldest child currently living in CT with her husband. Currently working on a nursing degree. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Journalism, which to date hasn't quite produced a paying job. hence the work on the nursing degree.
The Son - Twenty something IT Geek. Graduate of Radford University. Only one still living close to home. Video gamer obsessed.
Daughter#2 - Twenty something VA Tech grad living out in the Shenandoah valley with her husband also named Matt and their dog Gracie, known as the Black Demon. She is an environmental planner and current University of Florida grad student. Former soccer player extraordinarie.
Rosie - Our 15 year old mini schnauzer mix. Obtained through a schnauzer rescue organization when she was 9. Bottomless pit when it comes to eating.
If you're reading this, I hope you take the opportunity to come back over the next month and see what this crew is up to.