My husband and I joined a couple months ago now. We are at a unique juncture in our lives: newly retired, empty nesters and now we are in between homes.
Our Cali house sold the first day and our house in FL will not be done being built until June. A friend in the community where we are renting recommended TH and we registered.
We’re beginning to be discouraged with only rejections or owners who canceled trips due to the pandemic.
Then, last weekend we got our first assignment in CT Jan - March, 2022. The hubby is originally from CT and his brothers still live there, so we are thrilled that despite the cold, they will be able to come visit us. (I am originally from NY, we have lived in NJ, TX, KY, CO and VA.)
We hope to get more assignments afterwards as we see this time in life as an adventure where we can see parts of the country we’d love to see (SC, NC, AL, and AK). After things are more normal internationally, we hope to spend time seeing: the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Italy).
We are previous dog owners but lost our last friend a couple years ago. As we had 3 major moves in the last 5 years, we have not reintroduced a new pet member to our family. Once we are settled in to our new place, we will add to the family.
Mark grew up with cats, me with dogs so we are a “mixed family” and love both, really. (We had a cat for a time, but our oldest son took him with him when he married as he was the most attached).
As a retired child protective services social worker I I am a caregiver. I love to nurture, keep company and find a great sense of accomplishment in knowing we can help others go off on vacation with the peace of mind knowing their babies are well cared for.
I likely went in too long. Thanks to anyone who hung in long enough to read this,
Cynthia aka Cyn