We tried out housesitting online last year and although we only ever ended up using it the one time successfully, it was a great success. We had this lovely little apartment in France over New Years and most of January while the owners went home to visit family for the extended holidays. And we took full advantage of all the wonderful things that France has to offer. I arrived a few days early, so I decided I needed to show off what I had learned for April when she arrived on New Year's Eve morning. Here is what I had so far.