Friday, December 20, 2013

The Holidays are a Busy Time for House Sitters

Today is the second day of my beautiful house sit on the North Shore of Kauai. My pet companions are a sweet, 14 year old cocker spaniel and a huge kitty. This is a Mainecoon and the most beautiful cat I've ever seen...I've seen a lot of cats. My homeowners are wonderful people and very generous.

I knew it would be a busy time because I've kept a timeline of my house sits. For me, October through January is very busy. People start the holiday vacationing around October. Basically, my house sits are back to back with either an overlap of a day or so or a few days between each. It's a good idea for you to keep a timeline. That way you will know when you will be able to take some time off for yourself. Although, I consider house sitting as a fun vacation for me, I like the periods when I don't have to think about anything except when my next swim will be.

I will be here for the holiday through the beginning of January. The weather is cool and clear with a bit of trade winds. I always like to make short term goals for each house sit. It's a fun and motivating way to get things done, knowing you have a end date or you could call it a deadline. For this one, I plan on making headway with my book. To pay my person, who will be converting the book to electronic form and get ready for the next phase which will be to get it onto selling platforms. Woo-hoo!