Pay is a great thing, but if there isn't any, well, that's why I have a job, so no worries.
Hi! I'm a working writer for a Fortune 500 company, originally from NYC, now relocated to the West for the warmth and a slightly more relaxed atmosphere. I love furry friends as well as kids, and I have a lot of experience both house-sitting and lite maintenance, which I also love to do. I have also been a travel writer for mainstream publications for over 20 years and have been to Paris, London, Lisbon, Beijing, Kazahkstan, Maui, and most states in the northeast and West.
I have a lot of energy, meaning your pet will not only be walked but will enjoy much ball-throwing and general horseplay outdoors, or if a feline, the string, the laser light, etc. I don't drink or smoke and I'm a pretty healthy person overall.
Regarding your home, I was a contractor in my 20s in NYC, so I am familar with every aspect of fine homes and can handle anything that might come up, including plumbing, electrical and gas emergencies if any. Your home is in good hands!
I also wish to add that if your home needs any painting, I can do it while you're away! I just did an entire hallway and landing in a house I was sitting at. I bring my own tools, all you need is to provide a stepladder.