Kelly is a retired Navy Chief and is a Manager for a high-tech company in Portland, OR. If you asked his employees what they would say about him, they would say that he is fair, consistent and sets clear expectations. Kelly is handy around the house and yard, so no worries about any surprises that may come up; he can handle it. Dawn has been a nurse for 35 years. If you asked her employees what they would say about her, they would say that she is fair, honest, and a great communicator. She supervised Day Surgery at a hospital so she is well organized, can handle emergencies, and is dedicated.
As a couple, we are non-smoking, non-drinking, non-partiers, and love life. I don't want to say that we are homebodies, but we like to stay in a routine of getting up early, do chores (we also make extra money typing from home), and then settle in for the day by later afternoon. We enjoy each other's company, so we don't need to go out in the evenings to go to events or socialize.
Since we are retiring early, we are looking to book up our calendar so that we can have a place to lay our head each night. We love animals and would love having them be part of lives. We also like to run, walk, and go on hikes to stay active and welcome dogs to go with us.
Why We Want to House Sit
We are looking to travel around the United States to go to different areas to house sit and see the sites along the way. This will provide us opportunities to do some camping and hiking while we go from place to place.
We would like the houses that we care for to definitely be a non-smoking house. We also prefer it to have Wi-Fi, queen-size bed, and air conditioning.
We don't have any house sitting experience other than for ourselves. We have owned our own homes for over 25 years and have had to do the obvious yard and garden maintenance along with interior upkeep and maintenance. We are very clean people and you will be very pleased coming home to a nice clean house and upon request a pot a homemade chicken and bean soup (I make it weekly because we love it so much).
What Can We Bring to the Assignment?
As stated above, we can bring a lot of life experience. Kelly grew up with dogs, cats, chickens, and horses and then had his own dogs as an adult. I grew up with dogs and then had my own dogs as an adult. I had Cocker Spaniels and Miniature Schnauzers. My Cocker Spaniel had epilepsy, so I had to give him daily medication and when he had grand mal seizures, I had to start an IV and give him medication. One of my miniature schnauzers had cancer, so I had to give him IV fluids daily.
On a final note, if Kelly can run a manufacturing plant and I can run a hospital unit, we can take care of your house, pets, and yard.
Thank you for reading this,
Kelly and Dawn