Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Home Away from Home

We are house/dog sitting this week.  The home we are staying in is amazing.  I can't imagine living here on a regular basis.  I asked the wife of the couple who lives here how she ever leaves. If I lived here I'd probably never go anywhere unless I absolutely had to.  She replied, "The only time I ever want to leave is when we get our tax bill!"  Yep, I believe it.  

We were given permission to have people over, so tonight we're hosting a pool party and have invited about 30 of our friends.  (They're calling for rain and I am really hoping the weather doesn't dampen our plans!)  Nothing says summer more than a good BBQ with a pool and good friends to go right along with it!

To give you the scope of this place, let me just say that I needed to vacuum this morning and it took me an hour.  To do the first floor only.  Does that give you any idea of the size of this house?  I'm thinking that I'd rather have to clean a smaller house...unless of course I had someone cleaning it for me! We're very grateful for the opportunity to "live" in such a beautiful home this week.  

I'm just glad we don't have to pay the bills too.  : )


Jody said...

Sounds like fun. I always tell myself that if we could afford such a home, we would be able to afford to have someone vacuum for us. Enjoy your party.

Kari Lynn said...

Ah ha! I remember talking about that house. I bet it is gorgeous. I can't beleive you didn't invite me over for the pool party! ;)

Glass Half Full said...

It's hot, humid and sunny right now. Perfect pool weather!


Tonya said...

Have fun house sitting. I thought it was going to rain today as well but we got to go to the pool :)

The Kempiak Party of Five... said...

Pictures, please!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

That sounds like so much fun! Especially to do it as a family.:)