Three Little House Sits all in a Row

Our First Return House Sit! Not exactly Groundhog Day, but here we were back in Goleta. Familiar highways heading here, familiar turns to the block, driveway, picket fence, screen door, pets – after so much moving around this was rather comforting. How fantastic to ease back into a familiar situation. We knew the animals, the …

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House Sitting – The Arrangements

Hello and Goodbye! It seems to us that the key to house sitting successfully is working well with homeowners. It’s funny, though, we don’t spend much time with the owners, of course, as they’re gone. A few emails, usually a phone conversation, maybe FaceTime or Skype and, where possible an hour or so on a home visit. …

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Our First House Sit in Shangri-La

Ojai, California –  “Nestled in a valley at the foot of the TopaTopa Mountains, some 80 miles north of Los Angeles, the sleepy town of Ojai has a well-deserved reputation as California’s very own Shangri-La… with its fabled electromagnetic forces, hidden hot springs, and jaw-dropping sunsets (known locally as “pink moments”). Vogue, Oct 19, 2015.

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One Sits Here, One Sits There

Two at a Time! Remember the childhood game of Tag? Base huggers would stay close to base avoiding the tag. More adventurous players would strike out for some distant hiding place imagining that whoever was ‘it’ would find someone a little closer to tag. Full-time house sitting means you never have a base. A temporary …

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Where the Wild Turkeys Roam

In Sacramento – Our Sixth House Sit! I spent a week in a beautiful home with a terrific dog, six hours north of Los Angeles, and Angela spent it mostly in hotels 500 miles away. We thought she would be able to come up as well, but we couldn’t make it work. 

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