Hello homeowner: I am a calm and clean, ethical, reliable and physically active mature independent woman with a travel passion and always look forward to the subsequent interaction with people I meet during my travel adventures. Now, with three grown children, I look forward to your trust to care for your home and pets. I am a recent California...
Hello homeowner: I am a calm and clean, ethical, reliable and physically active mature independent woman with a travel passion and always look forward to the subsequent interaction with people I meet during my travel adventures. Now, with three grown children, I look forward to your trust to care for your home and pets. I am a recent California university graduate, with excellent health and adapt well to new experiences. Thank you for reading my profile! I look forward to knowing you!
Why I want to house sit
I have a deep appreciation of other cultures and traditions acquired from my travels to-date: Canada, Mexico, and Russia. Being an integral part of a local community for a period of time is a unique learning experience which also increases my language skills. House sitting enables me to discover other regions of California, the United State and abroad, and the list of places I want to visit is longer than when I first started! If there is a road or a plane, I’ll go there. I know first-hand the difficulty of finding a trustworthy person to care for your home and animals. Rest assured I will care for your home and give your pets all the attention, hugs, walks, lap sets they want.I am eager to be of service and put your concerns to rest. To stay in the comfort of a private home and being in the company of animals is a privilege for me.
I am a "young retiree" living in Northern California, formerly from Los Angeles, and avid traveler.
Being proactive in an emergency is important for your consideration of a house/pet sitter in your home. I found out how necessary after two major earthquake experiences in Los Angeles. Improvisation was paramount until restoration of communications and electricity: gas stations were unable to pump and markets were unable to make sales without electricity. Total collapse of the quadruple-decker freeway interchange between the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Fernando Valley kept us home-bound until a temporary single lane roadway was created between the locations. A two-hour commute each way was normal until the interchange was torn down and rebuilt after each earthquake.
Punctuality is important to me. In the rare circumstance of possibly being late for an appointment or social engagement, I phone ahead. For friends and/or family who are habitually late, the party always starts at least one hour earlier for them!
New experiences, exploring new places, and meeting new people energize me: To Canada for a week of wonderful snow and skiing; a road bicycle trip with 8,000 bicyclists from Tijuana to Ensenada, Mexico; a three-week trip to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia to deliver donated medical supplies from the USA to several Russian hospitals. Each country is poles apart culturally but each experience whets my decades-long desire to see more countries and interact socially with the people I will meet.
My to-do travel list includes golf in Ireland, Scotland and every locale and/or country in my housesitting experience.
Task completion is important to a homeowner, particularly with respect to your pets’ feeding and care guidelines. Although this may seem an extreme example, after those distant travels, then retirement, and unbelievably becoming addicted to golf, it was time to tick off another item on the ubiquitous To-Do list: complete my higher education.
In 2012, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University Turlock, the culmination of studies begun years ago, but interrupted by children, husband, co-ownership of a start-up family business, grandchildren (five to-date), four homes ownership, dogs, cats, and other vagaries of life.
This was a 180-degree different experience than that of the ‘years ago’ younger student. As the ‘oldest” student,’ I had the opportunity to interact with classmates from other countries, cultures, and ethnicity, and cultures with the benefit of my life experiences to contribute spice to discussion groups! I particularly enjoyed intercultural communication studies, as part of my Communications, Sociology, and Criminal Justice degree.
At present, I volunteer with two food pantries in Manteca, California, and previously volunteered with the Manteca Police Department, SHARPS--Seniors Helping Area Residents and Police, a volunteer group of men and women over the age of 40 dedicated to help police improve the community.
I bring a strong work ethic, professionalism, with house/pet sitting experiences for friends and family through the years. In addition to online references, I have hard copy references to provide from those who are uncomfortable with the online experience.
My needs are, other than the basics, an internet connection, and a reading lamp for my evening knitting and Kindle reading!
Your consideration is appreciated as I will respect and treat your home, possessions, and pets with utmost care as if my home and my pets!