I am a North Florida housewife who is within a year of being an empty-nester, well . . . if there really is such a thing. I am married to a wonderful husband who is a family doctor and we have 3 children, hereafter, fondly referred to as the "beasties". We do not actually live by the sea full time, but do have a small house at the beach that we visit whenever we can, which is never enough. For the most part, we live landlocked in an averge suburban ranch that is over 30 years old (and I have the repair bills to prove it!).