Monday, August 23, 2010

House Sitting

My sister-in-law P asked me to house sit her and her hubby's place.  Being temporarily unencumbered (unemployed) I'm more than willing to spend some time looking after things for them. They left early Saturday morning, pulling their travel trailer, for a long week's vacation at the coast. The cell phone reception is spotty at best from the winery, err campground they are at, so she left me a short message this morning on the recorder, hoping all was well here...     My response... 

Hi P, Everything is fine, no worries.  I don't think my mother is going to sue because she tripped over the curb and fell in your driveway.  Went by and checked on her this evening and she is really doing well with the walker.
Don't have to worry about feeding the donkey or hens anymore.  A goat from down the road seems to have turned loose your chickens, trying to get at their grain.  Chickens can be so flighty. The rooster landed on the donkey and spooked  him into the goat, last I saw them they were headed toward the Yolla Bolly wilderness area.
We had a  little wind storm this morning and it blew a ton of oak leaves into your nice clean garage.  After sweeping it out twice I decided enough already and pushed the button on the automatic garage door.  How was I to know that your new car was not pulled all the way in. I'm sure D can pound out that little crease.
The garden is doing well, except for the bear who has decided that your strawberry bed is a fine place to feast.  His growling has upset Annie, who's barking is upsetting the honkers that have chosen to over winter in your swimming pool.  They sure are messy.  Not knowing how much more the pool filter could take, I put all the chlorine tabs I could find in there. 
Your rose garden that I was to prune doesn't need it anymore.  A couple of does' came thru last night and now you won't have to worry about pruning anything for quite a while.
Hope your just kicking back with a glass of wine and having a relaxing time at the beach. No Worries.
 Love, B