Something new every day. The journey of discovery since I launched Christian House Sitters has been fascinating.
A few days ago. On a whim. I signed up for a Google News Alert every time the phrase Christian House Sitters is in the news. I assumed I would hear very little but yesterday I received an email from Google with a link to a news story from, wait for it, Bulgaria. Yes that is right not a misprint.
Naturally I was interested so logged on hoping I would be able to read it but willing to use the Google translation service if necessary (More about that later).
Anyway it was in English.
Not only was it in English it was our own press release announcing the opening of the site.
Now I must wait to see if anyone from there contacts us. I have my doubts but will let you know.
I mentioned the Google translation service. When Marilyn and I did a house sitting assignemnt in France we decided to have a couple of days in a hotel in Paris. It was her birthday. We booked the room but the confirmation only listed me. I therefore prepared a message saying that it was for two people and that my wife would be sharing my room.
I translated it or rather Google did into French but before sending it I decided to check the accuracy by having it translated back to English.
The phrase ‘my wife will be sharing my room’ came out as ‘my woman will be dividing my parts’.
I sent it in English.