Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Housesitters

Kristian and I are house sitting this week for his parents who live about 20 minutes away. They had to drive down to GA for K's cousin's funeral. Since it's so far away we weren't able to attend unfortunately. So instead we're here taking care of his parents two dogs. Initially he told me we would just need to stay over Monday and Tuesday night, come to find out last night that his parents won't be back until Friday which means we need to stay every night this week (or at least he does).

Last night was our first night staying over. His parents were thoughtful and fully stocked the house with food and beer including some killer filet mignons which K cooked on the grill. It was nice hanging out on their comfy leather couches watching tv on their big screen and playing with the Daschounds. The issues came this morning.

First off, I didn't sleep well last night. Granted I haven't slept well in a week but I never sleep well when I'm in someone else's house. It was weird sleeping in the bedroom that K grew up in. He said I was the first girl that ever got to spend the whole night in that room with him. Score! I guess being the fiance grants me the privileges of not having to sneak out in the middle of the night :)

Anyway he had to leave before me this morning but he left me instructions on how to set the alarm and leave through the garage. So I grab my things punch in the code and all I hear is this annoyingly loud BEEP BEEP BEEP etc. AND cue the dogs barking. I start freaking out, punching buttons trying to turn the damn thing off, all the while expecting cop cars to show up with guns blazing. I immediately called K and he gave me the code to turn the alarm off (this would have been handy to have already). So with him still on the phone I again punch in the code and AGAIN hear the BEEP BEEP BEEP and the dogs losing their mind. I turned off the F-ing alarm and we decided something was obviously wrong with it and it would be better to just not turn it on for fear it would suddenly go off in the middle of the day.

Since I don't have a key to the house I had to leave through the garage which meant I had to hit the garage door and run (in my 3 1/2" heels) through the garage door....of course it couldn't be THAT simple, he warned me that there is an invisible laser that I had to step over otherwise the door would go back up and not shut behind me. So again I'm running in my heels carrying two bags, cell phone to my ear trying to hop over some invisible laser beam a la Mission Impossible.

I think tonight I may sleep at our place and let him handle the house sitting alone.

3 comments:

KLaw said...

Yeah, that sounds a little complicated. I could totally see it though!

april said...

I'm not laughing at you. Really. Dachaunds are really sweet dogs at least.

bananas. said...

haha. i've had to do the whole press and run with our garage door too. i'm kind of a pro now.