Whew! I just finished mucking out the junk room and converting it to a guest bedroom — and in the nick of time. We have company coming and she should be here about noon. Our house guest is a graduate student who participated in Amoeba’s oceanography class this summer in Friday Harbor, WA. She is moving to Hawaii and will be working at Coconut Island (once known as Gilligan’s Island).
Exploring the rental housing market here in Hawaii is a scary thing. Ads do not say what they mean or mean what they say. An ad might be accompanied by a picture of a brand new apartment — said picture being taken 32 years ago and all original paint, carpeting and appliances still in place 84 renters later …. Folks here take this stuff for granted and know the ads aren’t to be trusted. New arrivals learn that lesson the hard way. That’s why, when our soon to be arriving graduate student mentioned (while we were still in Friday Harbor) that she was searching for an apartment online, we invited her to come and stay with us so she can look at what she’s getting before she puts her money down!
So, I’m busy again! I’ll be by when I can!
16 thoughts on “Company’s Coming!”
That’s awfully nice of the two of you 🙂
.-= ThomÂ´s last blog ..The Queenâ€™s Meme No. 5 â€“ The Woodstock Meme ~ I Dig It =-.
Thom — she’s a nice girl. One of the few who stayed cheerful while camping in the rain.
I concur with Thom, this is very nice of you and the Amoeba to let her stay with you both and help her find a new place to call home.
.-= BillÂ´s last blog ..I Got My Run =-.
I second Thom. Good of you.
.-= DougÂ´s last blog ..Soul =-.
Doug — I got distracted while writing this post (by door-to-door religion peddlers) — and forgot to put in the last two sentences before I posted. I was explaining why I was gone, not seeking praise!
Awwww! That’ll be fun! I hope she can stay cheerful while looking for “affordable” housing in Hawaii!
.-= MelliÂ´s last blog ..Ruby Tuesday — Ugly Beauty …. and stuff… =-.
Melli — indeed. The prices here are enough to make even a Pollyanna morbid!
How very gracious of you to take her under your wing! I am sure she will appreciate your hospitality and help with “apartment hunting”. Good luck.
.-= Church LadyÂ´s last blog ..Fun Monday – What’s Bloomin’? =-.
I love that, all place seem to have that when you search on-line. You never know how old the picture really is. Thanks again for the Matthew reference, even if it wasn’t the one you meant.
.-= Family ManÂ´s last blog ..Who Knows? =-.
That’s great that she’ll be able to stay there and look around. Great use for the guest bedroom! Glad you got it done in time.
.-= Barbara H.Â´s last blog ..The Wedding =-.
I hope she finds something affordable and nice!
.-= JientjeÂ´s last blog ..A Thousand Words in Idioms =-.
Yep, private rental is often a nightmare. It’s good of you to do this.
.-= Anthony NorthÂ´s last blog ..PARANORMAL FLASH â€“ ONE =-.
Glad you are there and you are able to help her.
.-= NicoleÂ´s last blog ..Somewhere in Germany =-.
It’s great that you can offer her the chance to have somewhere to stay whilst she’s searching – how kind 🙂
.-= AkelamaluÂ´s last blog ..Blaenau Ffestiniog….. =-.
That’s really nice, very much like the situation I was in this time last year. Hopefully her search won’t be as long as mine turned out to be.
.-= silverneuroticÂ´s last blog ..Clean Freak =-.
You two are wonderful!! hope she finds a nice place to live.
.-= MarÂ´s last blog ..in a heartbeat =-.
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