Richard and I are property owners, too, so we have a lot of respect for the time and expense it takes to keep a place nice – we will take good care of your little home. Richard is a geophysicist and my first book will come out in August 2012. We don’t smoke, drink only enough to make us a little more amiable, and we like people. Kids, dogs, cats and birds, too. Hamsters, not so much. We write great recommendations (books, mainly – we haven’t tried airbnb.com yet) and we try to leave our accommodations a little better than we found them (a small present – we don’t paint walls or rip out plumbing, so not to worry). We don’t mind hills or stairs – it means we can sample the local cuisine guilt-free. We’re looking forward to seeing your city!