Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In the land of the unfamiliar

Still house-sitting. I've actually done this for several people over the last couple of years and it is a challenge to constantly learn where the silverware drawer is or how to operate the TV, DVD, VHS, DVR, etc. when you've lived in 4 different houses in a year.

Also try being 5'2" and living in the house of people around 6'0" - the microwave is literally above my head. I have to stand on tippy toes to get my plate/cup out. And the washer and dryer knobs are at my eye level. I have to stand on tippy toes to turn them on.

The worst though? Being used to driving an old orange pickup in the country but then coming out of a very in-town store to a full parking lot full of small cars that look exactly like the one you drove there and you can't remember what the make/model is of the car or where you parked. And what was the color again? Too bad whistling for it like a lost puppy doesn't work.

At least they have me well stocked on books and movies! More on that later!

Don't worry, I'm really not suffering, it's just a challenge at times. :)


Sara Shoemaker said...

I've never house sitted but have always wanted to- especially if it's a mansion or something! haha! But anyway what kind of dishwasher does one have that sits at eye level?! I can't even picture it. but hey have fun with the movies and such!

The House of Shoes

Stevia said...

house-sitting? people do that??
hopefully things get better at your house-sitting activity :)

anyway, I love your Father's day post! so heartwarming ;)