5 Good Things about Our House Sitting Gig

5 Good Things about Our House Sitting Gig

Regina Yunghans
Jan 28, 2009

We're house sitting for friends starting next week. We'll be living in their house, taking care of their cats, for a full month. While they're off soaking up the sunshine in Florida, we're a bit nervous about being away from our own home for so long. But we're also looking forward to switching it up a bit...

Their house on the edge of the city is very different from our downtown apartment. While nothing's as good as home, there are a few things we look forward to as we step into their shoes for a while:

  • Cooking in their kitchen. It's roomier than our tiny kitchen and we're looking forward to spreading out bit and taking on some new cooking and baking projects.
  • Television. We don't have a TV at home, but we're looking forward to vegging in front of theirs (in moderation). We're most excited about watching the Oscars.
  • The kitties. They're precious members of our friends' family and they're warm and expressive. It's relaxing having them around, and we're looking forward to some quality time with them.
  • The quiet. The house is on a residential side street that's a far cry from our downtown street's 24/7 activity. While the location's not nearly as convenient as our own place, we can deal for a month.
  • "Test driving" a few of their home's design features. Namely, radiant floor heat in some rooms and cork tile flooring in the kitchen. We're interested in both of these elements and, after a month-long stay, we'll have a firm idea of whether we want to incorporate them into our own home in the future.

These things will make the job of house sitting as much a pleasant escape as a job. Do you have any house sitting experiences to share? Tell all in the comments section below. Drawings: Toothpaste for Dinner

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