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I always forget this, so we always have to detour to a store to pick up bread and milk! In future I will freeze a pint of milk and a loaf of bread to tide us over, as well as try to plan a proper meal. I do however, keep a small bottle of water frozen in the fridge. - if you fill it up 2/3rds full and stand it vertically until frozen, and then lay it on it's side - if the water is then frozen in a different way, ie along the base of the bottle, you'll know your freezer suffered a power cut whilst away and the contents of the freezer defrosted whilst away and then re-froze.
The Nicest Thing You Can Do for Yourself Before Leaving on a Trip
|6/6/13 9:33 AM|
Wow, there are some truly fearful people out there! I've used AirBnB and had good experiences. A crash pad, in the city for a fraction of a hotel stay. Fabulous hosts and their extended family. Tips on how to get to the places I want to visit - and suggestions for other places to visit. A shared bottle of wine, hearing a hosts story, some swapped cd's, learning how much I missed vinyl - all great things about opening up your home. Yes there may be a bad apple or two, but if guests and hosts vett each other, as they should, most worries can easily be negated. Personally, I prefer staying in a home with a host, I feel I get to know my location so much better. I doubt I'll be visiting NYC anytime soon. It's their loss - I'll be busy exploring other, seemingly friendlier, cities.
3 Things to Consider Before Renting Airbnb Guests a Room
|6/6/13 3:14 AM|
We used to set time limits, but found them too prescriptive and to be honest they didn't suit us as a family, so we laxed. However my 13 year old knows to ask before switching the tv or xbox on. He saved up for an ipod touch using his own money, but it has a password on it that he has to ask us for before he can use it, and it's not allowed in his room over night. The sole exception to this is a weekend morning, once he is up, bed made, washed, dressed, breakfasted and had a drink he is free to stick on the tv or xbox without asking permission on the understanding that a) if he gets up too early for this priviledge then he may well get an earlier bed time to compensate for it and b) when we ask him to turn it off there are no arguements. It works for us, and I think it's teaching him to regulate his own useage.
Managing Kids' Gaming Time
|6/1/13 7:26 AM|
I'm a downstairs neighbour. The family in the apartment above us were really, really loud. The tv would be so loud - we could have ours on silent and still follow the shows. Music was so loud it would actually distort. I work from home a lot and it was really really difficult to concentrate, and it got to the point where the slightest noise would have me on alert - ready for the nuisance. However, reaching this point also told me that I was probably on the verge of being un-reasonable in my expectations. I'm not one for confrontation - but I went to call on them, to see if we could reach a compromise. They couldn't hear me ring or knock their door, so I wrote them a note, keeping it really polite and saying that I thought that perhaps they hadn't realised how noisy they were being. Since that time, they have been much more considerate. The noise is still there, but not to the same degree. I understand a family living above are going to make noise, but it's about give and take.
How Do I Deal with Neighbor's Excessive Noise Complaints? Good Questions
|2/20/13 1:08 PM|