Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile.
I am a conscientious, experienced and energetic retired professional, attentive to detail in caring for your home and pets. I am available for short or long term assignments, on short notice. My commitment is to provide you with peace of mind.
I am dependable, healthy and physically-fit, non-smoking, independent and quite mobile after several careers (electronics, nursing, pilot/flight instructor) and many travels. I have lived in eleven states and have owned homes in most of them. I'm experienced with home maintenance and repair and am mechanically/electrically skilled and experienced. I have also refurbished several homes. I have visited many countries around the world, raised a family and made friends in many places, including many great experiences through Meetup and Couchsurfing . Though not fluent in French, I do have a working knowledge in the French language through my 9 trips to France over the years.
I have held security clearances, and I have a clear 'Intelius' criminal background check and a clear FBI criminal records check. (The latter two were obtained in anticipation of emigration overseas.)
I am very personable, outgoing. I strive to leave places in better condition than when I arrived. I have good references from other contacts in the US and around the world, including multiple house-sitting experiences, all with very positive results. Examples are viewable here on my profile. I am flexible, streamlined and low-maintenance, enjoy the outdoors as well as dabbling in the stock market via laptop computer.
Housesitting provides mutual benefits, including security and peace-of-mind for the homeowner, as well as opportunity to make new friends and learn about other places and cultures, for the house-sitter. I am a life-long learner and I enjoy immersion in other cultures, developing friendships, exploring and contributing wherever I can.
I am attentive to accuracy and promptness in dealing with mail, phone, systems, utilities and keeping in-touch with homeowners. Your home is your castle, and I am simply a caretaker. Your time away from it can and should be worry-free. I welcome your inquiries. I am interested in housesitting opportunities in much of the world.