A Game of Musical Cats
Then, last week, a friend of RW's mom asked if we could cat-sit for her in Vancouver for the month of July; the sitter she had lined up had bailed at the last minute, and she was desperate. She even offered to let us bring our own cat up, as long as we kept him in a separate part of the house from her cats. Naturally, we couldn't refuse an offer like that. But RW's cousin still needs us, and anyway they've done us many favors and we'd like to reciporicate.
So, now we are in the really quite enviable position of having two house-sitting gigs for next month, about ten blocks apart from each other, in a lovely part of the city. Of course, since both residents would very much prefer that their houses not be left untenanted for more than a day or so at a time (Vancouver has a problem with break-ins), we will be moving up together...and then mostly living in separate houses for the first month we're there, while trying to coordinate apartment-hunting, job-hunting, childcare, and moving-related logistics.
Fortunately, we both have laptops. and I think both places have wireless. So I guess we can e-mail each other. A lot.