Because a work-related fishing trip is incorporated into this trip, we will be away for 10 days, far too long for the Slightly Retarded Kitty to have nobody to talk to. The last time we went away for five days, she didn't stop talking for a day and a half after our return. Evidently she hid in a closet the entire time we were away. The people who popped in to feed her every day said they only knew she was there by the output from the food bowl and the input into the litter box.
So we've hired a house-sitter for this trip.
I have started writing an instruction manual for the house-sitter, pointing out all the idiosyncrasies of Casa del Zombie - the shower that doesn't work in the main bathroom, the coffee pot that needs to be started up 4 times in order to brew an full pot. I have an entire chapter on the intricate dance that you need to do in order to start the dishwasher. She probably doesn't need the step by step instructions that I jotted down on how to run the tv, dvd player and Netflix, since she is a digital native, but the information will come in handy for me once my Alzheimers starts to fully kick in.
If you were getting a house-sitter, what weird stuff
would you need to alert them to about your abode?