Getting Ready to Roam

Our Plans for the Summer – Included a lot of travel to house sits: north from California to Oregon, east to Colorado and back west to Oregon. Then, in September, down to Los Angeles for a wedding and finally out to Arizona for another house sit. Hotels could not be part of our budget since …

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Cat Sitting in Shangri-La

Ojai is Not a Large Town – But we didn’t realize just how small it is until one day we realized we kept waking up there, day after day. Given its size is there any reason we would keep landing in Ojai when all we’ve done is bounce around everywhere else? We remembered that all …

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House Sitting – The Websites

A Short Introduction – We started our house-sitting adventure at absolute zero. Since we hadn’t done any house sitting other than once or twice for friends and family, we had nothing to build on – no references, and no contacts. We needed to get up to speed fast as we’d given up our home: it was …

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Happy Cocker Spaniels Get a House Sitter

Water, Water, Everywhere – If you don’t see something often, it can be impressive when you do. At this house sit (near Sacramento) the impressive thing was water.  There were ponds, rivers, lakes, standing water in the fields, and an incredible rainstorm. The drought affected this area too but compared to dry Los Angeles it seemed like …

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Short or Long – Which is Better?

House Sits That Is – We started this house-sitting Odyssey as our way to move away from our life in Los Angeles: work-a-day, congested, busy, high rents, etc. We had different goals in mind than other house sitters. Most are moving towards something they want like travel, adventure, new places and people. That’s all great, …

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