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Tagged With: house sitting

No More Cleaning to be Done!

We finished cleaning the house today. There’s no more to be done. Tomorrow we do the final walk through. Everything we own is now being stored with our friends or is with us here where we’re house sitting. In 4 days we pack the van and drive away. What a relief to be done with … Continue reading »

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House Sitting in Roseville with Fiona Bunch

We are currently house sitting for friends in Roseville California while they are backpacking in Italy. We’re one week in to our two-week house sitting job here and loving it. The home owners gave us permission to take some photos and post them here. As all of you who were worried about Fiona having a … Continue reading »

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Nomadic Travel: What Are We Really Doing?

You’ve heard that the Canfield family is going to travel and live a nomadic lifestyle. What does that mean? What are we really doing? Let me explain. We are no longer renting a place to live. We’re packing our Kia Sedona minivan with our clothing, Joel’s musical instruments and equipment, important books and papers, Fiona’s … Continue reading »

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They’re Off to Italy and We’re House Sitting

Eric and Heather left for Italy this morning for two weeks. We’re house sitting for them while they’re gone. They have two mini dachshunds, Bob and Bentley, who need Fiona’s special care while Eric and Heather are away. Fiona’s very excited to be taking care of the two dogs, making sure they are fed and get … Continue reading »

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Our House Sitting Experience in British Columbia

We loved house sitting in British Columbia for Caitlyn. It’s been fun and we appreciate the trust she and Ian put in us in taking care of their home and dog.  When they came home for one day before the next leg of their  trip and then took Brodie their dog with them he seemed … Continue reading »

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Flying the Coop

. . . and they’re off. Again. Two things are immediately apparent: This house is going to be quiet without Brodie the Wonder Dog, and it doesn’t take long for the right kind of people to worm their way into your heart on what’s likely to be a permanent standing.

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The Eagles Have Landed

Ian and Caitlyn have arrived for a quick overnighter before Trip #2. Beans on the stove, brown rice and cornbread in the oven, homemade salsa in the fridge. It’s gonna be a great dinner, followed almost instantly by waffles (or pancakes, no one’s decided for sure) for breakfast. By bedtime tonight we will have tripled … Continue reading »

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Streamlining, Paring, Tossing and We have to go!

So I’ve been working on streamlining our possessions. I’ve pared down the clothing quite a bit, tossed a bunch of trash, took 12 bags of clothing to Goodwill today. There’s lots more to go. I’ve been holding on to clothing for years that no longer fit or are worn or that don’t have as much … Continue reading »

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