A house sitter is invited for three months from July through October The area is beautiful, 5 miles from the historic downtown Sacramento. Nearby: a shopping center, a library, a family fitness complex, a bus stop, bike trails, parks. The house has three bedrooms, a large living room, a small trailer of 30 ft may be parked in the backyard. A car (truck) may be parked in the driveway. The house has an internet access. Your responsibilities will include: taking care of two small dogs (22 and 32 lb), watching that the sprinkling system works well and the faucets do not leak, watching that five newly planted trees are automatically watered (the trees are on timers) and report any problems about the house to our relatives who live in the neighborhood; mow a small size lawn (total of about two hundred sq ft) twice a month or simply trim the grass with sheers.
Our dogs are members of the family and they will need someone to speak kindly to them, brush them, feed them, take for a 20 minutes walk once a day. A 3-months supply of food will be left for the dogs. The dogs like traveling in a a vehicle, so you can take them with you if you go for trips longer than 6-8 hours. The backyard is fenced, so the dogs usually can spend a part of a summer day outside. The dogs were adopted from a shelter. had been abused in the former period of their pre-shelter life, and need loving care and a person who understands dogs. The detailed instructions will be discussed later Utilities' bills: - You will pay only your portion of the utilities' bills that will reflect your use of the utilities during the three months. Our usual electrical bill in summer is $23-28/mo. Gas $10-12/mo. The usage, meter-calculated part of the water bill (not counting the delivery base) is $30-36 mo. The electrical bills will grow if you use the Air Conditioner temperature-set lower than 86F -88 F in summer. On warm summer days we choose to us the ceiling fans and keep the windows open. You will be able to see out summer utilities' bills to deduct the sprinklers' use of water and deduct the base rates of the bills. Utilities bills will be fair.