George and I are a semi-retired couple who are able to operate our book publishing business via the internet and on a flexible schedule, allowing us to travel. He retired from the log home construction industry, and Celeste has a background in information technology and literature. We have many years experience as responsible homeowners as well as a growing list of references as house sitters, plus we have many wonderful character references from our work and from civic organizations. We have loved and cared for pets who have thrived for over twenty years, although we are without pets now. We would love to care for other people's pets! George has been studying art and philosophy, and we would especially like to explore Italy, Germany, and Austria.