Sunday, May 11, 2008

House sitting

Do retired people take vacations? Well my parents seem to be off yet again and can be spotted all over the eastern side of North America in what I have dubbed their back packing trip. They asked their helper to keep coming and watch the house during the week and me to house sit over the weekends when she is gone. Friday, Saturday and Sunday night up here in the sticks.. *sigh*. I am not about to be driving this far just to water their plants, feed their dog and ensure someone is in the house at nights so for the past few weeks I have ended up spending from Friday straight through to Monday morning up here.

One would think that spending so much time trapped in the bush would make me a better blogger and post more or read all those posts my blog friends have been typing up but the time has been flying while I'm up here surprisingly. As y'all can see from my last post I took a trip down memory lane and went through some old photo albums. In fact most of the time spent up here is a trip down memory lane as this is the most time I've spent up here in a couple of years.

Spending time up here has made me reminded me off all the things us townies take for granted. Water is gone up here all the time and my parents have a 2400gal. water tank but when there is no pressure it sucks just as bad. Watchable cable.. their cable quality sucks, nobody wants to watch grainy TV. Higher speed internet, am I really complaining about 1MB dsl? when I left here I was on 56k dailup.. anyway the internet is still much faster at my home back in town. One benefit up here is there is no traffic noise, only the chirping of birds :)

Anyway while we are still living in the past, how great is this video? yup, I've been also browsing youtube for my favorite 80's songs too.



Back to the present, what is sad is that they didn't leave an itinerary. I think they are in New Jersey now but I have no idea where they will be until they come back. I don't even know when they are coming back or the flight information, my guess is sometime around the end of this month.. and of course they expect me to pick them up from the airport.. slackers.

11 comments:

Warren said...

There is alot to be said about silence and serenity.Taking a breather from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
That song is also one of my favourites as well.Good taste!!

Browning says: said...

That should have sooo been me. I think i'd appreciate it more than you. What would you have be doing differently if you were back at home? That song...80's? I thought i knew every 80's song there was. Oh well.

Bag Lady said...

you couldve at least put up the name of the song for us ppl who dont have youtube access at work

Adrian said...

The song is "SOS band - tell me if you still care"

I still think you need to go home and watch the video to get the full effect. :)

@tami: are you saying this is the first time your hearing this? If I was at my home I would have go find something else to do since I wouldnt have to drive eleventysix miles to reach anywhere.

Warren? who is this a lurker? sounds new, welcome!

Stunner said...

Well at least you have to some time to appreciate the nice, quiet, relaxing feeling of being away from the city.

justacoolcat said...

Right now, spending a week isolated in the bush sounds like a dream come true.

madbull said...

You are a good son.

Stunner said...

I just got to watch the video. Always heard this song but never saw the video and never had a clew who sang it. Fashion back then was something else eh!

Crankyputz said...

having time to post, and having inspiration are two different things...

ITs sweet that they are travelling...

alex said...

house-sitting myself

Adrian said...

meh.. it's been over a month but it will be over soon :D they called last weekend and said they will be back this week.