Well, who’d have thought that organising house-sits would be such an exciting experience? We’ve had Morning Teas, Afternoon Teas, found new suburbs I didn’t know existed, found new roads too, met some delightful pets, met some interesting and fun people, had some great conversations and discussions. Would you believe we were even having a cuppa at one house when dolphins swam by in the canal outside? I’d got a big enough kick in seeing the pelicans outside.
Anyway, as a result of all this socialising Steve and I are now booked up until the 7th November! Well, except for 16th – 25th October, (so if you know of anyone who’s going away…) but I think that’s pretty impressive for a week’s work – especially when we’re still finding our feet.
We have, however, learned some interesting things, for example:
- A lot of people know people who house-sit.
- Almost as many wish they were house-sitters.
- Just because somebody has advertised online that they need a house-sitter, it doesn’t mean that they are going to read your message when you offer to sit for them.
- Sometimes house-sitters can seem more motivated than home-owners.
- A lot of people keep chooks in the metro area – every second house we apply to sit has dogs and chickens.
- Exceptionally few people need house-sitters in November.
- If people go away in December, chances are they won’t be back until the following January.
- If you’re going to visit somebody so they can check you out and so you can meet the animals – you need their address!