Post # 46
Side note – as we have a small apartment, we actually calculated that it was less expensive for us to pay for our parents hotel room when they visit than for us to rent a larger apartment year-round and have a guest room. You might want to consider getting a hotel room for one of the couples, paying for it yourself. Not an option for everyone, I know, but a suggestion.
Post # 47
greywacke : No one knows about the bar room option. Indeed, I didn’t even know about it until last night, lol. But everyone is aware that there are not enough bedrooms for everyone, which is why my one friend emailed me all excited about the prospect of “getting” one of the rooms. I will, however, make the rooming assignments a little more explicit very soon.
Quick story: Another couple who was invited, but is not coming, asked very pointedly whether they would have their own bathroom, whether they’d be sharing walls with anyone, is there a separate entrance for them, etc. I didn’t know all those answers at the time, because we hadn’t moved in yet. But basically, they said that she could *never* stay in a house full of people and they’d get a hotel. All the other friends in the room kinda jumped down their throats for being so picky and commented about how they’d gladly sleep on a couch or share a room and saw that one couple’s requirements as quite unreasonable. Coincidentally, the couple that was the most vocal about being willing to sleep wherever is the one I’m putting on the foldout.
Post # 48
I day the bar room with a curtain or something over the glass. Even if it is see through I would want a door.
Your bar room honestly just reminds me of a basement area where I am from, so it wouldn’t be a big deal to me to sleep in there. I just wouldn’t use the bar room while your guests are over so they feel like it is their own personal space.
Post # 49
“You might want to consider getting a hotel room for one of the couples, paying for it yourself”
twentytwenty : A good suggestion and one I hadn’t thought of. If our home were small and we literally didn’t have enough space, I might consider it. Our house, though, has more than enough space for everyone. It’s just that it’s potentially not the most desirable of space for the reasons discussed earlier. I’ve basically come to the conclusion, with the help of the Bees, that I will be the best hostess I can be in the only house that I have and make no apologies. Anyone not satisfied with the hospitality I have to offer for free is welcome to go pay for a higher standard elsewhere.
Post # 50
ahartig : Thank you for mentioning not using the bar room while they are visiting. I think we’ll just have to do that. We can just entertain in the kitchen since the island has a raised bar (like below) and a wine rack and we can just move the stools out there. .