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Old 08-30-2010, 04:41 PM   #41
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Not to add more pressure to an already tense situation, but you realize of course that after it's all over then we will want photos.
Even better, post a few clips over on YouTube...
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I think you're supposed to smile with fond memories and say "Ah, that reminds me of my students!"


Hunh, when I was their age I never brought any of my girlfriends home like that...


Not to add more pressure to an already tense situation, but you realize of course that after it's all over then we will want photos.
There shall be photos if he approves.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:01 PM   #43
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I live on a farm. I have Chickens and a St Bernard wandering around. I do some things the way my Great Grandfather would have 125 years ago. At the same time I have some of the latest electronic gadgets and drive 30.000 Km a year for pleasure. My House is 130 years old and many parts are original. I would not starve or freeze if I had to hole up for a month in January. I can sit and watch birds for hours and not be bored. I have driven a car at 250 Kmh on a track. I have been outside the restaurant pod of the CN Tower. (On top Unbelted) I have no idea what is normal.
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I live on a farm. I have Chickens and a St Bernard wandering around. I do some things the way my Great Grandfather would have 125 years ago. At the same time I have some of the latest electronic gadgets and drive 30.000 Km a year for pleasure. My House is 130 years old and many parts are original. I would not starve or freeze if I had to hole up for a month in January. I can sit and watch birds for hours and not be bored. I have driven a car at 250 Kmh on a track. I have been outside the restaurant pod of the CN Tower. (On top Unbelted) I have no idea what is normal.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #45
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You think that's bad: I also live with a cat.
I'm related to 2 people who live with 16 cats, 2 dogs, a whole bunch of birds, 2 tanks of fish...oh yeah, and no room for me to stay overnight.

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Khan, I have a suggestion. Why not go stay somewhere else, and leave your guest the run of your house?

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I am intrigued by the entire situation! Looking forward to heaing about the visit, circumstances leading up to and surrounding the visit, what "prep" you actually do, and how it all goes down Wishing you a great visit with "him" (do tell - relative, long lost friend, new friend...?)
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I've lived alone for ~15 years and someone is coming to visit.

Maybe I should just set fire to the place and save myself the trouble.
I have lived alone for 15 years too, except for the first 2 months of 1998 when my ex and I tried unsuccessfully to reconcile. I think I can appreciate your dilemma.

I would suggest that he could stay in a motel, and you could visit him there. You could eat meals out and spend most of each day running around doing things (museums? parks? whatever the two of you might like) rather than sitting around your house.

Which is not to say that you shouldn't invite him over to your house, but you may feel more comfortable if he isn't there most of the time while he is in town.

After all - - he is coming to see YOU, I gather, not your house. So give him 100% of your time and attention and arrange things so that you don't have to worry about your house or chores.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:54 PM   #49
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I assume they know you - so stay the same; that's normal.
Oh please don't leave me openings like this...I can't control myself...

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And certainly you did not want this.

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I shall buy beer.
You know Khan, after reading the comments and thinking about this.
Maybe I should just come to see you and help you drink the beer.
I promise I will not give a rip what your house looks like. Especially after about 4 brews.
Don't you know, you work your butt off and men rarely even notice. bbbamI mentioned how she was cleaning the house and kind of getting dolled up for the return of her hubby, though she said, he probably wouldn't even notice.
Really made me stop and think how much I'm that way.
Also, that I should slow down and comment and appreciate the things my DW does for me & family.
Hope it all goes well and you enjoy the time together,
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You know Khan, after reading the comments and thinking about this.
Maybe I should just come to see you and help you drink the beer.
I promise I will not give a rip what your house looks like. Don't you know, you work your butt off and men rarely even notice. bbbamI mentioned how she was cleaning the house and kind of getting dolled up for the return of her hubby, though she said, he probably wouldn't even notice. Steve
I bet he did notice, especially the getting herself dolled up part. Have you seen her picture when she occasionally posts it? The girl smokes.

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We have frequently shared our house with friends for a long weekend or longer and also been at friends houses. In addition we have been Servas hosts for ages.
Here is what works for us:
All is well if there is a "take us as we are" attitude on both sides.
It works out even better if the house rules are explained early, the guest knows where to find survival tools (like cleaning stuff or toilet paper, food or drink) and a basic schedule for the time spent alone or together is discussed.
It is perfectly ok to say "I am used to meditate 1 hour between 8 and 9 a.m. I will do that in my bedroom, but please be quiet in the living room for that time." or "Please kindly remove the linnens before you leave and put them + the towels on the washing machine."
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I cut back the rose bush so the front door is accessible.
Emptied the sink.
Cleaned off the dining table.

The place is worse than usual because the housekeeper broke her foot and hasn't been here in a month.
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I cut back the rose bush so the front door is accessible.
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Nice touch. Will you be letting your guest in through the front door? I like that so much better than, say, going in through the garage.
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Nice touch. Will you be letting your guest in through the front door? I like that so much better than, say, going in through the garage.
You folks think I'm kidding about the bear cave with furniture.

The last time I cut back the rose bush was when I had a pizza delivered several months ago.

I usually come and go through the garage.
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The place is worse than usual because the housekeeper broke her foot and hasn't been here in a month.
If there's a housekeeper, it can't be that bad. Can it? Ok it can, but...

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That I can totally understand. I'd love to live small, but the gf doesn't want to.
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