Restless but Reliable Retirees from Iowa: Anxious to leave our empty nest to fill yours.

Username algertrude  

65 + years
Nov 3,2023 My Calendar
Retired Teacher
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 26 years and are often called on by friends, neighbors and relatives to look after pets and plants and collect mail while they're away.

      We became active with House Carers just before the pandemic (Jan. - March 2020) Three years later we're both fully vaccinated and anxious for an opportunity to spend time in a space/ location other than our own.

        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.  For the past eight years, both of us have been Poll Election Officials for the Johnson County Auditor's Office during local and general elections. Over the past few years, Alison has taken up tennis and playing the piano. Both continue to be works in progress.  

     We are healthy, adventuresome, and enjoy being active (bicycle, jog, snow shoe, swim. tennis). In July 2018, we rode the Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (a.k.a. RAGBRAI) which proved to be an unforgettable and enjoyable 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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