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Staying in a motel this weekend

February 10th, 2017 at 09:04 pm

We have to spend the weekend in a motel.

We blocked out the entire month of January thinking that would be enough time to complete our renovation. Then we thought it would be enough time to at least finish the bathroom. And it turns out, it wasn't. Which isn't so terrible, but we only have one bathroom now and it is in the Airbnb space. We won't cancel a booking because it seriously negatively affects our status, plus we need the income to pay the mortgage Smile

So, we're at a motel, while our guests have the airbnb space. I was able to get the cost of the motel from $179 to $124, so that's helpful. The guests are paying $204 to stay at our place so we still come out ahead. I am putting the cost as part of the reno, though.

We have guests next weekend too, but by then we should have a toilet!

Yesterday and today have not been so great. I snapped at N this morning. I absolutely should not have raised my voice at him-that is not what nice and civilized people do. But, I feel at least what I was frustrated about was legitimate. Still not okay to be rude/mean/bitchy to your partner, though.

I haven't really woken up today, despite sleeping pretty good. What I want is to take a long, hot shower and cry my eyes out. Maybe then I can perk up. And then I would like to eat a bunch of greasey, cheesey food. I know what I really should do is get out and moving, so maybe I will try to do that instead.

I don't want to eat out tonight. In addition to not having a toilet, we also don't have a kitchen. We have a induction cook plate that is awesome, so I am hoping I can convince N to a pasta dish, or something else relatively easy to make. We've been having lots of crock pot meals, too, but that isn't an option for dinner tonight.

I made the best lasagna I have ever made in my cooking life in the crockpot recently. It was from Betty Crocker-http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-family-favorite-lasagna/c030b869-a04f-4135-a79c-9effd6171c1d

4 Responses to “Staying in a motel this weekend”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    What a frustrating experience for you. Remodeling and renovation is so tough on everyone. I hope you feel better.

  2. alice4now Says:

    Hope the renovations finish soon, I hear they always take way more time and money than estimated.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I love lasagna..so glad yours turned out great.

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I find that when I get frustrated, DH tends to bear the brunt of it. I think it's me knowing that he'll love me no matter what, so I don't have to hide how I'm really feeling in front of him. I am trying to work on actually taking my moods out on him though.

    I'm sorry you're dealing with all of the reno stuff. Hopefully, they finish up quickly and things can settle down for you!

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