Also, proud author of 4 published books and I love to house/pet sit in wonderful new cultures. So far have done this in USA (Maine, Pocono Mts in Pa and the Pink Mt of Utah.), Costa Rica, (2 locations) Mexican Riviera and Sonora state of Mx, Athens Greece near the Agean Sea and last Fall, the Greek island of Chios. I use my time to write novels and absorb the true culture of the areas which is hard to do when staying in tourist areas of any country. My longest house/pet sit was 6 months but I prefer the 2-3 month ones otherwise I am ready to bring the pets and sometimes the neighbors home with me!
Above all else, I treasure my relationship with my Heavenly Father the most. Without His constant companionship, where would I be?