Who's Kyal? Some days I haven't the foggiest idea. Seems like I'm always just doing things: parenting two kids, keeping house, creating something...
I spent five years as a software engineer for a now-defunct little internet company before dropping out of the rat race to raise my kids. It was a difficult transition, but SO worth it. I do miss some of the geeky stuff, so Stride, a local nonprofit, has put me to work fixing up donated computers for their clients. You can read more about them at www.stride-co.org. If you're in the Denver metro area and interested in helping out with either hardware or software installation, drop me an e-mail. No experience necessary -- we'll happily teach you computer repair and software installation. I'm also not above begging for any not-quite-obsolete hardware anyone would like to donate...
Hobbies? Wow, where do I start? Maybe just a list: inline hockey, gardening, card making, bead and wire work, crochet, some scrapbooking, and anything else I decide I just have to learn. The only things I won't touch: sewing, because I can never get the silly tensioner to work (although I'll happily hand-sew anything small), and I stopped candlemaking because I just kept burning things, mostly myself. Kyal + fire = something flaming that shouldn't be...
I also do a bit of website design, but my clients have a nasty habit of going out of business or being bought by someone bigger. Right now the only site I half-heartedly maintain is the Cambridge Farm Homeowner's Association website. I also did the design for Baseline, my husband's barbershop quartet, before our newest family member was born. I've given up looking for more projects -- raising my daughters is very much a full-time job, and I figure the right project will show up when I'm ready for it.
Last updated 15 January 2008