December 1, 2014
Panama City, Panama
We got the first house-sitting opportunity we applied for and WE’RE GOING TO ECUADOR FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! We’re beyond excited for the sit itself, as well as for having a home base for awhile. For those who don’t know, house-sitting is when you invite someone to stay at your home while you’re gone and take care of your pets, garden, etc. There are sites (like Trusted Housesitters that we signed up with) where you can list your house for sitting or put up a profile of yourselves as potential sitters. Sort of a match.com for house sitting! A big, big thank you to cousin Mike for doing our video for us – seeing our garden was a large part of why we got this interview!
Anyway, we found this WONDERFUL listing to take care of a home and two dogs in Cuenca, Ecuador for 3+ weeks starting in mid-December. We spoke with Holly and Brian, Canadian ex-pats, over Skype and made a great connection…and they chose us that night! No, Ecuador wasn’t on our original itinerary, but that’s one of the joys of this whole trip – being open to changing for whatever comes along. First, though, 10 glorious days here in Panama!