Furnished upstairs studio has sunny bedroom w. double bed & open closet, bathroom w. shower/tub, reading nook and small living room/den overlooking the backyard garden. There is a small fridge in the den. I installed a new security fence w. locked gates & motion sensor lights on all sides. Shared areas include front entrance, combo kitchen & dining room, uncovered parking in front, back garden w. firepit, picnic table & seating area. I have 3 friendly cats (1 is indoor/outdoor) & 1 tripod rescue living in backyard. My duplex is a short stroll to the Hillsborough River. Historic residential neighborhood is diverse. There is a HARTline bus 4 blocks away on Nebraska Avenue. Shopping centers are nearby. Many excellent little cafes & brewpubs in Sulphur Springs & Seminole Heights.
I am a retired university librarian. I volunteer helping local food pantries and teach (virtually) Italian conversation. Fully vaccinated, I am no longer living under quarantine but still adhere to the recommended protocol. I go almost daily to a nearby public pool for aqua exercise classes (we stay 6' apart & wear face shields). I practice yoga on Zoom. I am a good cook so doing more of that & watching more (too much probably) television, reading & gardening. I enjoy thrift shopping & yard sales. My friends describe me as generous, friendly, & easy to talk to. I love animals, esp. cats & have 3 rescues. I joined Silvernest last year to find a roommate closer to my own age. I have been renting my studio to traveling nurses for 1 to 2 months at a time but want to reduce the traffic.