My in-laws live a couple of miles away. They periodically travel and ask us to look after their house. Fine so far, they do the same for us while we are away. What makes her crazy is what she wants done:
While they are out of town, she fills 2 five gallon buckets with water, turns off the water to the house, and drains all of the water lines because she is afraid a pipe will break while she is away. I told her that this isn’t a problem in Florida because we don’t have to worry about pipes freezing.
Then every couple of weeks, she asks us to go over and pour the water from the buckets down the drain, because she believes if the drain pipes dry out, they will “go bad.”
Her house had natural gas. She had it removed and converted her house to all electric. Why? Because she sees on the news that houses with gas blow up a lot. I pointed out that houses with electric catch fire. She doesn’t care and claims gas is dangerous.
She puts mothballs next to every door and window because she doesn’t want snakes entering her house when she is gone.
Nuts. Just nuts. It’s easier to just do it than it is to keep arguing with her.