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Old 06-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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Whiska, I'm making a cake or two as a matter of fact.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Sounds like fun Andy! Yeah it'll be tight quarters but sometimes that can create some pretty awesome memories! Have a wonderful time!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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We have a small townhouse condo. Two bedrooms, one and a half baths, living room, a standing room only kitchen and dining area. Half the basement area is finished. All told, around 1,500 square feet not counting the 8x12 deck off the dining area. Just the right size for SO and me.

Most of SO's family lives in Florida. We see her daughter and SIL with a kid or two in Aruba every year. Beyond that it's hit or miss. They've been here for Christmas a couple of times and the kids have visited on their own over the years.

This weekend, daughter, son-in-law, three grandchildren ranging in age from 10-21 and a sister and coming to visit and they're all staying with us!

SO has the sleeping arrangements all worked out. Lots of air beds and sofas called into action. It's going to be SRO at the dinner table.

I start cooking tomorrow. SO wants me to make stuff ahead so I don't have to be cooking all the time they are here. Not sure how that's going to work but eating out is involved.

I'm really glad they're coming because I enjoy them all and don't see them enough.

It could be even more hectic and snug, SO's son and his new bride canceled. They're coming later in the month.

At least the deck will look nice.
Call Addie and me if you need kitchen reinforcements!!

But those crazy family get togethers are usually the best kind, so have fun!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:20 PM   #14
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Thanks, Jabbur and Jen. It will be fun. Just a little claustrophobic. I enjoy the adults and the children so I'm not worried. SO will be nutso during their stay. I just have to be cool (as in calm, not as in cool dude).
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good luck, andy.

nothin' better than a family get-together. those are times and meals you'll remember forever.

make sure you take some pics.

of the family, too.
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Thanks, Jabbur and Jen. It will be fun. Just a little claustrophobic. I enjoy the adults and the children so I'm not worried. SO will be nutso during their stay. I just have to be cool (as in calm, not as in cool dude).
I'm sure that you can handle both Andy!
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How many can you sleep in the pool? Just a thought....
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How many can you sleep in the pool? Just a thought....

...uh, the pool is full of water.
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...uh, the pool is full of water.
I realize that.
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