My background? Yes, I am new to the home sitting arena, but have been retired for 3 years and have maintained each of my 7 previous and current home in excellent shape and do much of the non-code work home repairs myself. When we travel, we frequently use AirBnB types of services and have always received 5* upon our departure.
I am a former naval nuclear submarine engineer having served aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson back in the 70's. I worked for the Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp for 33 years primarily training college graduates how to operate a nuclear submarine engine room followed by time in various management assignments in SC, PA, and ID in radiological controls, safety, waste, and emergency planning.
My wife, Kari, and I have traveled all over the US and the Caribbean. We like to cruise, but are in a timeout right now. Kari is a Norwegian from Wisconsin whom I met on a cruise, but eventually wore her down to live in Idaho. Besides her daughter and our son-in-law, plus his parents who live in Scottsdale, she has a son and soon to be daughter-in-law living in Rochester, MN.
We have a 15 year old Shih Tzu dog who is living a life of luxury, but likely for not much longer.
My wife and I live in Idaho Falls, Idaho, but have 3 wonderful grand kids living in the Happy Valley area of Phoenix. We are actively looking for work in the greater Phoenix area. My wife will continue to work at the Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho until such time as either or both of us become actively employed before moving to Phoenix.