Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The cousin messaged me after a few days of silence and told me they are rethinking this. The flight from Ohio to SFO is over $500 each. Yeah, I don't believe they realized how far up north, I live now. For them, it would be similar driving to Chicago from Ohio. Or something like that.
When I go anywhere, I pay my own way. I don't EXPECT people to pick me up at the airport - simply because I have always been independent. I always rent a car. It's more fun and part of the adventure. I don't expect people to put me up; Again, I like my independence - I like to be able to get away - and then come back when they want me to.
We have some friends, that we stay at each other's place when visiting. That is the exception. We don't stay longer than a couple of days.
It always makes me laugh when I watch House Hunters on HGTV and these families feel they have to purchase a home with 1 extra bedroom with a bath, for visiting company. They must be really nice but I suspect, the amount of that 1 extra room with bath they have mortgaged - they could of put their family up in a nice hotel.
Before the adult kids moved in (they are gone now) we did have a guest room. I mentioned it to friends in the Bay area and only 1 friend took advantage of it, twice. You have to be specific. Robert took his vacation and stayed with us. I totally agree with Ben Franklin, that house guests and fish start to smell after 3 days. We enjoyed him - for 3 days, right on schedule. After that, we were annoyed. Of course, it may have been Robert - Divorced guy, who was always looking for Ms. Right and was always wanting me to plot with him, how to find someone. He would get depressed and the husband started referring to him as Eeyore. He also took 30-minute showers every morning! and never once offered to pay for anything. His vacation cost us, our vacation!
The older I get, the more house guests ruffle my feathers. Now, this is where the husband and I are different, he enjoys it, if they are his friends. Now I do think it's fun to do group camping! Unfortunately, no one wants to do that anymore.
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