Hi. I am just entering what I believe is a new and exciting stage of my life.
Just retired after 21 years as an air traffic controller I am now free of most responsibilities and ready to take advantage of what this opportunity presents.
I have had the good fortune of having many interesting careers in my life in addition to air traffic control (working in different locations and positions including as a supervisor and instructor) I was a Customs officer plus various positions in the coast guard.
I Try to enjoy all that life has to offer, being in the outdoors, gardening, travel and exploring wherever I happen to be.I believe that house sitting offers a certain serendipity. an opportunity to explore and experience new places that one may not even have thought of. To be more than a tourist but maybe get the chance truly find out what a place is really like.
It represents a chance to not only use the skills and knowledge one has collected in their lives but to hopefully add to them.
But most importantly I hope to meet some interesting people and amazing animals.
I guess this is one this is one good thing about getting older, you gain experience:)
Though I am new to house sitting I have had a lifetime of maintaining properties and caring for animals.
I have had cats, dogs, birds (budgies) and fish, both outside and in an aquarium.
I have enjoyed both maintaining and doing upgrades to the homes that I have owned. Plus I am comfortable working on and with various types of equipment and vehicles.
I lived for many years on an acreage in northern British Columbia which required a certain amount of self sufficiency.
I have built and enjoyed several gardens that included water features, greenhouses and both vegetable and ornamental gardens.
I am always looking forward to learning more.