Not crazy, many people do this. Fortunately I have never had to, I don't think I could personally. I am lucky enough tho to have 2 friends to go between when we need a house sitter. Do you have anyone you could trust to house sit? Sme p,aces have cameras so you can check in also, does this place? Think that would make it easier on me if I could see them all the time and KNOW they r safe.