We are an adventurous lesbian couple who have been together for over 23 years. We are available to Housesit / Petsit over various holiday break(s). We specifically plan to be on Vancouver Island in December/January.
We both used to work together as School Bus Drivers. (Kimberly drove Special Needs children & Linda drove an 86 passenger bus). Recently, Linda changed companies and now drives Special Needs children and Kimberly has taken a full-time 14 day/7 day fly in/fly out job in Kitimat, British Columbia.
We are highly trained and have taken many courses that assist us in high stress and unpredictable situations (including medical emergencies) so we are more than capable of handling a variety of situations with expertise and most importantly.....with common sense.
We love to travel and absolutely love to travel within Canada, the US and Mexico. We would love the chance to take care of someones pets & home while having the time to explore during our sit. We also love to hike and bike (flatter trails these days) and enjoy outdoor activities. "Pickleball" has become the new sport of choice for us these days :)
We volunteer a lot of our time for several worthy causes. We believe that we all should do our part in serving our community and love taking the opportunity to do so while engaging with people from all over the world - while, in many cases, making long lasting friendships.
Kimberly currently is a volunteer board member for a Global LGBTQ Sports Board and is also part of the Steering Committee who is responsible for oversight on the deliverables, (36 sports and numerous cultural events and activities), for the 11th edition of the Gay Games which was just held in Hong Kong & Guadalajara in November 2023. She is the Officer of Sports for the Federation of Gay Games who are celebrating its 41st Anniversary this year!
In fact, we have just returned home after spending 2 very long weeks in Guadalajara volunteering each day starting in the early morning hours until late at night seeing folks lives changing before our very eyes made every effort worthwhile! Our next event will be held in 2026 in Valencia, Spain (the "City of Light"). Our target outreach group will be from African and Arabic nations where the majority of people from our community can be incarcerated or killed just for being themselves, so to be able to offer them a week of "Being True to Themselves", and helping them find an even brighter light burning in their lives, will beforever life-changing!
Linda assists Kimberly with numerous responsibilities during her global events and helps to raise funds for the "Saving Grace Animal Society" & the "Hope Mission". She loves to take care of our 2 Grandsons when the opportunity arises.
We both have been long time volunteers with the local Food Bank & Santas Anonymous, delivering much needed food hampers, donation items and gifts during the holidays.
We both also canvas for donation items for use in silent auctions specifically for the "United Way" and for "Daniels Place" (an organization that raises funds to create sensory rooms for autistic children). Daniel was a former high school student of Kimberly's and who passed away 7 years ago. Volunteering for various local Special Olympic events is also a very big part of both our lives.
Linda's past work experience also included being a cleaning specialist for upscale residential homes.
Kimberly has been a professional soccer referee for 46 years and has recently taken up refereeing volleyball.
We had a wonderful bichon/cocker cross for 14 years but she sadly passed away a few years ago so we understand how pets are indeed a huge part of a family. We would love to be able to take care of your pet(s) and your home while continue to gain more opportunities to explore and creating lifelong experiences along the way in your hometown and area.