autumn_folklore: Never mind the maneuvers, just go straight at 'em
Non-Smoker with Average body type
Encino, California
42 year old Male, 5' 7" (170cm), Non-religious
Caucasian, Taurus
autumn_folklore is looking for a relationship.
Bachelors Degree
Free Thinker

2013. August.

I am Seeking a Woman For Long Term
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Do you drink? No Do you want children? Undecided/Open
Marital Status Single Do you do drugs? No
Hair Color Brown Eye Color Brown
Do you have a car? Yes Do you have children? No
Longest Relationship Over 3 years How ambitious are you? Ambitious
Pets No Pets  

About Andrew

Looking for a woman that is serious about starting a family. 'Serious' means she, like me, has a net worth of near half a million dollars (or at least have a quarter-mil with a good salary), with a six figure retirement account, six figures in home equity, and six figures in cash savings. 'Serious' means she understands personal finance, and prioritizes long term saving and investing in order to create a comfortable and financially stable household, over spending all her money on fancy travel vacations all around the world, celebrity lifestyle items and fashion, and local foodie restaurants (it looks like a lot of people on here are really just looking for a travel or overpriced restaurant partner with 'benefits'). 'Serious' means she has a professional degree, has a good long term track record in the workforce, and is committed to staying in the workforce up to retirement. That is what being my equal partner looks like.

May 2017:

So I’m presently carrying out a plan that puts me back on the east coast (I'm guessing sometime in 2018): The housing bubble is back and if I don’t sell now, before the next recession starts (and we’re overdue for one; not to mention Trump is busy deregulating the band-aids we put on Wall Street last go-round), then I’ll be stuck renting this place out for another ten years (with no guarantee that a third bubble will form, the absence of such significantly decimating my net worth; indeed there are many economic headwinds stirring that make such less probable) in order to finally get my money back from the banksters. If I sell now, I’ll be able to purchase a nice home in North Carolina with 2+ acres for cash (I'm thinking somewhere in the Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winsten-Salem area), and not have to worry about a mortgage anymore. Then I can pursue my dream of experimenting with off-grid solar & batteries (with grid tie-in hybrid mode to sell back to the utility), high-efficiency appliances and home accessories, solar powered wells, large scale rainwater collection, and growing my own food via gardens, greenhouses, and orchards. Visit the Engineer775 channel on Youtube and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

I’ve still got a few woodworking projects to finish here, regarding door trim, and have loads of painting in the queue, but I’m getting close. ‘Course it takes me a credibly long time to finish any project as I’m constantly writing music or working. Further I’ve spent the last 6 months studying for a nutrition support certification exam, so that I can land a non-exploitative job out there (retail pharmacy, my bread & butter, is brutal there secondary to the lack of unionization and conservative ‘business friendly’ mindset fostering extremely poor working conditions); I haven’t got the results yet but I gauge it at 50/50 concerning my passing of the test, as I didn’t purchase one of the study books I was supposed to, concerning pediatric nutrition support, and my particular version of the test seemed to have a lot of pediatric questions; if I fail to pass, I’ll have to buy the ped. book and retake the exam in October or thereabouts. I’ve just bought a new Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid that gets around 25 miles of pure EV and 600+ miles in hybrid so I can make my getaway - ha, ha!

At first, I’ll probably work out of Charleston WV, where my Dad and brother live, whilst my home is on the market, and concomitantly pursue my NC license, which involves taking a law exam for the state, but eventually I’ll get there. If it can be timed correctly, I may wait to purchase my NC home during the next recession, to get a better deal. There I’ll also be able to use my Hilton Head Island, SC villa more often (right now I have to $$fly$$ there when I want to go). And once I’m mortgage free I can begin to record some of my classical music I’ve written over the years: classical recordings aren’t economic; one has to self-fund or crowd-fund projects.

I know it’s not for everyone, but if you have a widget-type job (teacher, accountant, nurse), and you’re up for an adventure, it’s right here. Climate change will attempt to impoverish us: OXFAM says the price of food will double by 2030, hence my desire to grow most of my own food. CA is set to experience multi-decadal severe mega-droughts going forward, whilst the east coast will get wetter: Best to be on the latter for gardening and farming, long term. And with population growth, resource depletion, and the transition to renewable energy (where use of large scale battery storage can significantly increase the price of electricity) it’s going to take everything we have to stay in the suburban/rural middle class. NC has big cities and large, affordable country homes surrounding them, with lots of solar hours for a good ROI on a solar system. So are you up for the challenge?

2014's profile

I am indeed from a moderately sized capital city on the east coast, where I did live atop a mountain inside a peaceful wooded suburb. I presently live a Charles Ives type of life, working a drab professional job to fund an uneconomic art form: classical music composition (my style arising from a certain, grossly unpopular early twentieth century English twang). Most of the folks upon my lineage too are of professional careers: doctors, teachers, accountants, engineers, nurses, &c. If I wasn’t a dedicated music composer, I’d probably be a math or physics professor, climate scientist, or green energy entrepreneur/engineer. My IQ clocks in around 140 to 150 or so; though, thankfully, my mind has started to slow down these last few years.

I do, however, follow climate science, low-energy living and architecture, climate denial phenomenon, economic/resource limits, homesteading/self-sufficiency, organic gardening, and the like:

ZeroEnergyDesign (Youtube)
Skeptical Science (dot com)
Rocky Mountain Institute (rmi dot com)
Rocky Mountain Institute (Youtube)
Stanford Energy Series (Youtube)

Incidentally, I’ve written a novel that is a satire on science denial, set in 1820’s England, which involves geophysical, agricultural, and evolutionary topics. The Kindle version is available on Amazon: Search for 'Of Woodbridge and Hedgely'. The physical book is on Lulu.

We are at the very tip of a second industrial revolution regarding our energy and transport infrastructure and I intend to capitalize on that, though presently most of my holdings are pretty conventional, dividend growth stuff. If you don’t understand long term equities investing and the value of money, I will teach you. I’m certainly not materialistic; in fact I’m pretty low down on the individual consumption scale, but I do desire to retire and have money for a low energy, passive solar home one day.

I’ve started dabbling in trim carpentry, creating old-school wainscot and arts and crafts door/window

Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Our modern American culture is hyperfocused on consumption, secondary to mass propaganda authored by the masters of mankind, with design to secure large streams of income and profit for themselves. Would it at all come to pass that we may break this dependency on consumption as a means to proper social interaction? Here's an excerpt to a 'first date' I wrote for a story I've written as a hobby:

'We did little to deserve each other, than what we did those few moments rising into the morning sun. Sure, such were no less soluble than any of the hundred scents conjured by the flourishing warmth, yet they did raise to the highest power what was, just be-fore she existed, seemingly ordinary countryside. I fear the younger audience might tend to find love a hole to be occupied as soon and as frequently as possible; its depth discovered by fervent thrusting. Perhaps I am grown simple, that it may, with equal credibility, be just the accidental brushing of her hand to mine, as she gestured at some creature I pretended to see for the sake of her excitement, roused out by the starting day....'

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