I am a newly retired professional educator looking to experience various areas of North America and Europe, after having lived overseas for many years. I have not yet decided where I wish to settle down and this would be the ideal way for me to get to know your community. I am a pet lover and an avid gardener. I designed, built and owned my own home and did overseas home exchanges for many years before selling my home and relocating overseas to teach in international schools. I also owned a second home which I rented, so I understand the concern of home owners for dependable care. References upon request.