We are coming up to the final few weeks of our longest house sit ever and it has been a heck of a ride. When we talk with people about our house sitting lifestyle and how COVID has affected us the answer is, COVID has been good to us.
As with pretty well everyone else in the world, COVID has cancelled, changed, altered, or just destroyed all plans we thought we had in mind. However it also provided us with circumstances that allowed us to maximize opportunities that were presented to us.
If you have read any of my previous posts it does not take long to figure out that I like photographing wildlife. Being placed in a beautiful home in a wonderful location for the last 18 months has forced me to see my home town through new eyes and appreciate what is, and has been all around me.
About 2 weeks after we were offered a one year extension of our house sit here I received some less desirable health news, but due to COVID and the extended house sit we were able to deal with that event in a comfortable location with excellent facilities and the support of family and friends. Once again, thank you COVID.
We spent some time exploring our home town and even managed to pop into the Calgary Zoo and see the new, for us, penguin display. Very cool.
Without a doubt though, the best part of being at home has been reconnecting with family and friends. Yes, the pandemic cut into our planned get togethers and limited who we could see at times, however, compared to being on the other side of the globe, these challenges were manageable.
In the end it is all in how you choose to respond to circumstances that dictates your own happiness and joy with life. I say take the high road, the view is so much better.
Peter, I was glad for the opportunity to reconnect with you and Karen during your extended stay in Calgary. I’m also thankful for your influence on us to try out the house sitting lifestyle. I look forward to hearing about your adventures in PEI and wherever you end up when you drift across the pond.
well.said Peter. We have still traveled but only in the US and very carefully. Your photographs are splendid.
I have just reread this blog again and am so grateful for how things worked out. The last paragraph is a quote keeping. You are so right ♥️