Friday, August 18, 2006

house arrest

house arrest:
"House arrest is the situation where a person is confined by the authorities to his or her residence...travel is usually restricted, if allowed at all...the term is often applied to the use of house confinement as a measure of repression of authoritarian governments against political dissidents."

It's only for three weeks and, my goodness, it's in a house in Rosedale so I really shouldn't complain. But try to figure out how relaxed I am housesitting a place where a) pieces of furniture are $30,000, b) the framed art is worth much more, c) the cats, Lucy and Riki, are the most pretentious felines since Egyptians worshipped them as gods, and d) my boss calls me 2-3 times a day, from his "cottage" in Italy, to make sure the furniture, the art, and the cats, and not to mention the alarm system, the garbage/recycling, the back door, the front door, the basement door, all windows, all vents, the computers, the plumbing, the marble counter, the voicemail, the studio voicemail, and the partridge in a pear tree are all in order.

It's the prettiest, most inefficient, least comfortable house I've ever been in. And it's my house for the next three weeks.

Tales of a House Arrest will continue...

6 comments:

Sarah-Aubrey said...

PLEASE SEND COMMENTS/EMAILS/PHONE CALLS/CARRIER PIGEONS MY WAY.

This is a desperate attempt to keep my sanity while I'm here.

Andrew said...

And the big neighbourhood-shaking house-trashing party is when???

Sarah-Aubrey said...

What, with furniture than is worth more than my LIFE?!

Sometime next week.

s@bd said...

oooh ...

I remember when I was single and got to stay in expensive houses! I remember!!

sigh ... no one wants me to house sit anymore. maybe it's the two kids?

Paul said...

Here... something to keep you occupied. New York City... in LEGO!!!
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=102673

littlehoudini said...

Yah, that party thing... so, 'next week' would be this week, right? 'cause I got rats I could bring... (and a sushi tray, too, if necessary)