Travel Tip – Always arrange for someone who can check on your home while you are away.
Ever leave for an extended trip, or even a short one, and have that funny feeling that you’ve forgotten something? I remember sitting on an airplane at 35,000 feet and realizing that I could not remember putting down the garage door. As soon as I landed I called a friend who lived near our home. Sure enough, I had not lowered the door.
On another occasion, our “automatic” pet watering bowl began to leak and a catastrophic flood and water bill were avoided because our friend caught it before a lot of damage was done.
A trusted friend who can check on things while you travel is invaluable. Always make arrangements to have someone do the lawn, water the plants and generally check on things while you are away.