Fred is a retired owner of an Independent Insurance Agency and Bobbie is a Realtor. We're interested in traveling and spending a little more time in one location than the typical vacation would allow, getting to know the community and staying in a home rather than a hotel. We've been married 47 yrs and are non-smokers.
We've always lived in New England and PA, so travel in the west, southwest, or south in an urban or suburban locale are of interest to us and we prefer to go in winter. We've been bitten by the travel bug and don't want to own a vacation home that we'd feel compelled to go to every winter. We hope to do some international house-sits if the timing is right. We like to learn some of the local language before we travel. Micro - term house sits closer to home will also be considered any time of year. Video calls via can be used for house-sit interviews.
We are active homeowners who live on Lovell Lake in NH and own two properties and are landlords. We've had dogs, cats, and fish and Fred grew up with and cared for horses. We're currently petless, so we can be more carefree, but we'll gladly pamper your pets and strictly adhere to their routine. We also have experience caring for pets with medical needs.
About us: Fred is an active aviator, past Pres. of local Rotary Club, and is a do-it-yourself-er, so he is able to trouble-shoot most household problems. He knows how to operate a tractor, a snowblower, a plow truck, and inboard and out-board boats.
Bobbie likes to garden, feed the birds, cook, knit and do detailed travel planning. She is a past president of her local board of REALTORS, past Pres. of The Rochester Area Visiting Nurse Assn, a past school board member and presently a CASA for abused & neglected children. We both enjoy our grandchildren, our grand-dog, travel, reading, hiking & boating. Beginning in 1980 we began hosting foreign exchange students in our home and have had at least 15 of them for periods from a week to a year in length. It has been a very enriching experience for our whole family and we continue to host students from time to time.
Our hope is to have some time to get to know new communities and to see in depth this vast country and beyond. We'll drive or fly to a house-sit, depending on time and distance and we do not expect to be compensated, Please review our attached references. We'd like to hear from you.