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Umm... aside from the screwed up quote part...is this message any different from the opening post... didn't think so...

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

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Nope, and the only two posts from the user, no explanation, response etc..

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Didn't even leave a way to contact her. Oh yeah - let's trust HER to watch our stuff.

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"Didn't even leave a way to contact her."
Not so, surely you can PM her? Bear in mind that any public contact information you post on a public forum, will be harvested and spammed. Email addresses, phone numbers...they'd better all be disposable, leaving PMs as sadly the only form of initial contact to use. (Most forums have some type of flood control on PMs making it impractical for robots to use them.)

Many "planned communities" have someone who makes the rounds out of season and housesits as needed, usually someone from the staff making extra money. Then there's web cams and central alarms, for folks who have houses but no horses or plants. Still, I give her credit for trying to carve a niche. If someone could show me a documented resume with 35 years as an RN and no police record...I'd probably trust her.

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Guess I'm just generally not very trusting of solicitations of this sort.

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"Guess I'm just generally not very trusting of solicitations of this sort."
Heck, you drug the bottled water, claim they just skipped town with the jewelry while you were at sea, and have some Chinese organ harvest team stop in. Splitting the results 50-50, you can make about fifty grand off each house sitter. More if you've got their passport.
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Especially on an internet forum, without any credentials or references to back it up. Personally, if someone were being paid to house sit for me, I'd want them to be bonded and insured... since they're effectively unsupervised for the duration. It is different if it is a friend or relative doing it... since they're basically a known quantity and probably not getting paid to do it... but someone who is a professional house sitter, and remember that all professional means in the USA is that the IRS knows you get paid money to do whatever it is, should be required to be bonded and insured. BTW, being a professional isn't necessarily an indication of being qualified to do something.

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have some Chinese organ harvest team stop in. Splitting the results 50-50, you can make about fifty grand off each house sitter.
Sounds like a scene out of Turistas.

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My parents went to Florida for a month, and I have to watch their house, water their plants and shovel their driveway for free. I feel ripped off.
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My parents went to Florida for a month, and I have to watch their house, water their plants and shovel their driveway for free. I feel ripped off.
As painful as the thought may be, consider your efforts as both repayment for all their efforts and expenses in raising a son, and as a small investment towards your inheritance.

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