I am newly retired (from being a health educator) and am interested in experiencing life in different settings and locations before deciding where, ultimately, to relocate. I have maintained a beautiful home on twenty three acres of land for over thirty years, so know a thing or two about housekeeping, lawns and gardens, and coping with large renovations and small repairs. I can provide many character references. My home was in a rural, natural setting with visiting deer, geese, and other critters to enjoy. I am an animal lover and have had many cats, dogs and horses over the years. Animals correctly perceive me as a calm, unthreatening person, and so we get along well. I would sincerely enjoy living with and caring for your pets. A little hard work does not scare me, and I am physically well and able. I do not smoke or drink. Recently I completed a Master Gardener course through my state's cooperative extension, so I will do my best to keep your property looking loved and cared for. I am currently house-sitting in Boulder CO, booked through May I am game to consider staying in an apartment, condo, cottage or mansion, in city, suburbs or country. I will drive to a house sit anywhere if the length of stay warrants it. I would be happy to arrange an interview by if necessary. I look forward to speaking with you.