We are a non-smoking, retired couple in excellent health who would enjoy keeping your home in good condition and caring for your pets while you are gone in exchange for a chance to visit different areas across the country. Our membership with Housecarers has been ongoing for the past 10 years with wonderful results. We have been home owners for all of our 55 years of marriage so we understand that safety and security for a home is an upmost concern for those who are traveling. We bring integrity, dependability, and trust to your home as well as lots of love and companionship for your pets should they be a part of the house sitting assignment.
We are both graduates of Purdue University; quiet but energetic; take pride in being neat and orderly; and are physically active. We are fully retired from our family-owned engineering (manufacturing) business of 71 years. We love to travel, meet new people, and enjoy pets so house sitting seems like a perfect fit for us. Other hobbies include cooking, gardening, and bicycling. We have traveled extensively over the last 30 years (we have taken numerous bicycle trips abroad) and can adapt to new surroundings easily.
We are not interested in monetary compensation, and thus are not willing to pay for utilities and other usual household expenses. We have our own cell phones and would not be using your phone for anything other than local calls. We do appreciate being able to have access to a computer. We provide the bulk of our food but do peek in the refrigerator to use a pat of butter or some mustard, or finish up some lettuce, o.j., etc. that might go bad while you are gone.
We see house sitting as an equal exchange: the owner is assured that his home/pets/outdoors will be secure and well cared for and, in return, we have an opportunity to visit another area in a relaxed and comfortable manner. What could be better than that!! Because we are retired we can arrange to be available almost any time of the year - and welcome being able to plan in advance. We live in Tallahassee, Florida, and are willing to travel wherever. Most importantly, because we are also homeowners we are always respectful of others' property. Please be assured that we are willing to abide by your requirements and expectations .Also, we would be most happy to have you contact a previous home owner for whom we have house sat, or answer any security questions you require. Looking forward to hearing from you. Joyce Toman