Restless but Reliable Retirees from Iowa, glad to leave our empty nest to fill yours

Username algertrude  

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Age
65 + years
Availability
Oct 26,2021 My Calendar
Occupation
Retired Teacher
Gender
Female
Status
Married/Partnered
Term
1 - 6 Days, 7 - 21 Days

       We are Alison, a retired teacher and James, a retired librarian. We've lived in Iowa City, Iowa for the past 25 years and are often called on by friends, neighbors and relatives to collect mail, and look after pets and plants while they're away.

      We became active with House Carers just before the pandemic in 2020 and, 15 months later,  we're both fully vaccinated and anxious for an opportunity to spend time in a space/ location other than our own home.

        James enjoys reading, writing, and following the news. Pre pandemic: I worked part time at a community performing arts center, volunteered at Iowa City Public Library, and was a simulated patient for the University of Iowa Dental School. This past fall I worked as a Census worker. For the past five years I've worked as a Poll Election Official for local and general elections through the Johnson County Auditor's Office. Over the past few years , I've been learning to play tennis and to play the piano and I continue to be a work in progress in both areas.   

       We are healthy, adventuresome, and enjoy being active (bicycle, jog, snow shoe, swim. tennis) though we are not athletes. In July 2018, we rode all seven days of the Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (a.k.a. RAGBRAI) which proved to be an unforgettable challenge. Since then, we've opted to take shorter bike rides closer to home

      Easy going, down to earth, and dependable, we appreciate the opportunity to explore new places from the perspective of a "local" vs. that of a tourist.

      We can be trusted to look after your home and care for your pets while you're away.

     Please contact us if you have questions. Thank you for considering us!

     Alison and James

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