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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Oh--what about a trade?

Home-made M&M cookies = 1 day off
Pasta with a bottle of yummy MAN wine = 3 days off
Loan of Neal for a week to do household chores* = 1 week off

Bids start now!

(*) No guarantee as to quality of work.

Let's see...

Home-made M&M cookies = nope. Can do them myself.
Pasta with a yummy MAN wine = nope. What the hell is MAN wine?? Do you mean MAN WHINE????
Loan of Neal for a week to do household chores* = SOLD!!!!

(*) I don't care as long as I don't have to do them.

Rip can take care of all the chores while I do all the Christmas cracker and bread baking, lasagna making (he'll get to have some), gift wrapping, extra ornament painting, and movie watching. Okay, he can watch the movies too. He'll like them. They all have to do with Caribbean islands. Well, besides Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter - that one's a family flashback 2 hour moment. He also gets to "taste test" all the crackers and bread and (as mentioned above) lasagna. Ask Phil, there's never a bad batch. Plus, he's not allergic to cats and the guest room is a "cat free" zone anyway. He'll eat well. He'll drink well. He'll have lots of fun. Oh, and you will have to call via our landline as there's no cell service so no text messages or cell calls. His phone won't work. Period. No kidding. Seriously. Honest. Ask Heather. We'll have him home by Christmas Eve - unless he wants to stay. It could happen...

You've just earned 5.5 of K's sick days. (The .5 is travel time.) Sorry - we need his vacation time because we have really special plans for those.

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Yeah, I can delate to the drudgery.

Delate to the drudgery???

Type English when you post, man!!!!!

13. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4833 posts) 8y

Quoting Sam I Am

Me too, me too! Where do you get this thing called vacation days from!? I want some. My boss is really strict

Mine is even worse. I not only don't get vacation days, he actually finds it necessary to give me work days! :( (Maybe someone wants to trade me for those? I can bake a delicious cheesecake in return!)

14. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

ohh this could be fun, i have days in lieu which i can't take off , (everyone booked holidays way in advance so i can't )and don't get paid for, so far after going to Rome next week I'll still have 3 possibly four to be taken by the end of Jan................

Sander - if you can make the cheesecake a baileys one you could be onto a winner !!!

Tway - I asked Arjan about Neals household duties if I traded with you and he says it would be to entertain him by going to pub with him so he doesn't feel guilty watching me clean don't think thats going to work ;) the cookies could though

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Man wine! Yummy...

OK, so far that's:

  • Neal to the Isas for one week's vacation
  • Neal to Arjan for one week's vacation

Oh! And a kick up the backside to Michael for having 11 weeks off. ;)

Looks like I'm on to something here...

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting james

Yeah, I can delate to the drudgery.

Delate to the drudgery???

Type English when you post, man!!!!!

Yes mum

17. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

Well, as you are a fellow Canadian, i believe, I might be persuaded to help you out. I COULD tranfer my vacation days to you but, see, I ain't got any..Well, EVERY day is a vacation day,now...I'm thankfully retired.

Yep, living the life of Reilly, as it were. Well, other than the weather is cold. And those nagging aches and pains.

By aches and pains I'm referring to Sue's two sisters, but don't tell her I said that. Being retired is not all fun.

For the U.S. Thanksgiving we had to drive down to Sue's sisters place in Maryland. Being retired we do stuff like that..

where were we.....Oh, yea vacation days.....Hope ya get some....By the way, those M and M cookies sound good...

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting chayisun

For the U.S. Thanksgiving we had to drive down to Sue's sisters place in Maryland. Being retired we do stuff like that..

Did they serve tripe or turkey? You know, real turkey with all the trimmings is not good for you... Or, did they go for the healthy version and serve tofurkey? Yum! Nothing better than turkey-flavored tofu... (Yes, I'm kidding.)

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So T, we have a deal - cool! I think Neal arriving on Dec. 16th will work out quite well. We can ship him back to Montreal or onward to Utrecht on the 23rd. I've already got his chore list finished and a copy of War and Peace in the bathroom. He can catch the CoachUSA express airport bus at O'Hare and it will drop him off in Freeport - just in time for grocery shopping. Oooohhh, I'm liking this man-servant thing. ;)

19. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

[ I've already got his chore list finished and a copy of War and Peace in the bathroom.

Well, that'll do till about 4 o'clock, so I may pack him a few extras.

He's a great cook, too! Hope you like onions, though...

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Quoting Isadora

[ I've already got his chore list finished and a copy of War and Peace in the bathroom.

Well, that'll do till about 4 o'clock, so I may pack him a few extras.

He's a great cook, too! Hope you like onions, though...

We have a very large selection of books so no need. Our little library has a rocking chair, footstool and reading lamp in it too. Neal can check out the books (by that I mean sign his name on the little card that's in the pocket on the inside back cover) and take them downstairs. There is a fine for overdue books if he decides to bring them home with him. Do you think 500+ books will keep him occupied? They come in a variety of sizes and subjects... Wait, isn't he suppose to be coming down here to do chores??? With the list I have for him - he'll be lucky if he gets more than 5 minutes in the "reading room" (and by that I don't mean the little library).

Onions are a staple in this house as are fresh garlic and a container of roasted garlic in the fridge. We have potatoes too. I don't think he'll have any problem finding something in the chest freezer to go along with those items. (We live in the Middle-Of-Nowhere so it's pretty well stocked in case we get snowed in. Oh look... It's snowing now. Hope Neal can use a snow blower - if not, we'll teach him.) We'll also be stocked up on a variety of cheeses since I have to make the lasagna - and not the basic stuff - the good stuff (cheese that is).