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, almost two years 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,as a native of Kansas, is an avid fan of the K.C. Chiefs and K.C. Royals. We are supporters of the arts and volunteer at the Englert Theatre, a performance venue, I work part as a simulated patient for the University of Iowa Dental School, and, for the past five years both of us have served as Poll Election Officials for the Johnson County Auditor's Office in local and general elections. Over the past few years, I've taken up tennis and 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