Retired educator who wishes to continue exploring the world while caring for your home and pets

Username southernmagnolia  

65 + years
Jun 8,2024
retired gifted education facilitator
Single female
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days, 3 - 6 Weeks, 6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

I'm a retired teacher who has taught for forty- six years. The time to quit is now but I have far too much energy to sit around. I no longer want to be tied down to a home and all of the possessions one accumulates throughout a life time. My children have become the owners of what they've treasured through the years and I have become unencumbered. Sitting for another's home, pets and garden for a limited time period surely is the way to satisfy my need for exploration in new communities, enjoy different climates and experience diverse cultures.

I have owned five homes, rental property and rehabbed dwellings, constructed gardens, and tended to various animals while working full time as a teacher. I have taught every level from Kindergarten to Post-graduate courses. I was once retired from teaching but hated not working so I returned to education as an Instructional Coordinator. It is now time to move on.

My two children are the parents of loving children who are bright, talented, musical and well-mannered. That's the grandmother in me speaking.

I am well-traveled, having visited four of the seven continents. Precious treasures are fully appreciated and understood. I know what's valuable and how to care for them.

I have had the pleasure of housesitting in seven states, including Hawaii and in Costa Rica on five separate occasions.

There is no place in this world I would consider unacceptable as a house-sitting assignment.

As a Christian who follows her faith, you can be assured that I will perform your sit with honesty.

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Jinny was WONDERFUL. Not only the perfect person to take care of our pets, plants, and home, but also left our home clea ”

Sit Dates Jun-21-23 - Jul-30-23 Homeowner SanAntonioHousesit, Member Since Mar-1-17

Location San Antonio Texas United States

Jinny did 'n fabulous job of caring for our German Shepherd and two cats.  No matter what the weather here in Texas in June and July, she walked, fed, and loved on our kids as if her own.  She gave us updates and photos throughout the stay.  She even let our cats sit on her lap - something they don't readily do with us....

The garden was watered and the plants were gorgeous.

I found the utensils beautifully organized and everything was cleaned and well maintained when we returned.

I will advise you to accept a sit from Jinny as she really cares.

“ Simply the best! ”

Sit Dates Mar-28-22 - Apr-12-22 Homeowner AlreadyPacked, Member Since Aug-17-20

Location Baltimore Maryland United States

I cannot say enough superlative things about Jinny to adequately convey what a wonderful housesitter Jinny is...but I will try.

Tom and I are fortunate enough to travel extensively and have luckily found some great house sitters on this site.  But Jinny stands out as the best. She is truly a gift.

Your house, plants, and pets will be taken care of with love, care, and devotion.  She will leave your house immaculate and will have communicated with you to ensure you are up to date on everything. 

It's like having a wonderful, dear, close relative in your home.  

I am not the only one that feels this way, therefore she is very popular and has a busy schedule - but if you can book her, she will become your favorite too!

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