Let me intorduce ourselves. We are Al and MaryAnn Hibbard. We live in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, right on the Michigan border. We are retired and love to travel, especially to warm places in the winter months. Every couple of years we try to spend the winters in Phoenix away from the cold harsh Canadian winters. We do have family there that we absolutely love to spend time with. Typically we will rent an apartment. We are new to housesitting but thought we might like to give it a try and see some new places along the way. We have 4 children and 8 grandchildren whom we adore. We are pretty quiet people and have a fairly low key lifestyle. We are non-smokers and usually spend our time enjoying family and friends. We do love to see countryside, visit beaches, swim and see new things. We are neat and tidy people who would treat your home and belongings with the utmost respect. I like a tidy, clean home and would do the same anywhere that we would stay. If you have small pets and some plants we will care for them as well. We used to have a fury friend but he passed a few years back. We decided that we wouldnt get another dog since we do so much travelling. We would be able to provide you with references. Would love to have a phone conversation about your house sitting needs.