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Doubt Comes a Calling – We Answer

We Did What? Growing up during the space race one could get used to the sight of rockets launching into space. Maybe for us, it became a subconscious benchmark for how things should go. However, our house-sitting adventure was not launching at rocket speed. Would we ever reach orbital velocity? After two house sits, we had nothing booked for the …

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The Invisible Cat – in Burbank, Ca

Everything is New – With only one house sit under our belt, we were on the steep part of the learning curve. Our second house sit brought a few firsts: the first face-to-face interview with a homeowner, our first signed house sitting contract, first overlap (by one day) first time arriving after the owner had departed, …

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Our First House Sit – Goleta, CA

How Exciting! We responded to a posting on one of the house sitting websites; spoke to the family by phone, and just like that we had our first house sit. We would be spending a week on the coast north of Los Angeles just passed Santa Barbara in Goleta.  We did not meet the homeowners, or …

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Downsizing – Loosening the Ties that Bind

Downsizing to a 10 x 10 Storage Unit? No problem. Since we only had a one-bedroom apartment, we thought it would be easy. We had worked hard not to fill it to the rafters, and it didn’t look like we owned that much. We had moved from a two-bedroom apartment a year earlier, so we …

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Shake it Up – Our Personal Earthquake

An Introduction – We had both lived in Los Angeles for too many decades and desperately wanted to shake it up and go somewhere else. Living a simpler life, away from a big city and closer to nature was our goal. We also both wanted freedom from any ‘job.’ 

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