Shut Down and Go?

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I"m so sorry. If people don't understand your situation, then they are mean poopheads. A sitter and limited breakfast/or optional voucher for breakfast at a close restaurant sounds like a plan. Good luck, and go be with your family.

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Sorry about this John, send our condolences to DH....

We were lucky, I had no reservations, but if you can get a friend to housesit, this is what I would do. Explain the situation to the guests (by phone if possible, email if not) and tell them that you need to go but you didn't want to disappoint them. Have your housesitter put out continental for them... bread, cereal, juice (store bought) and milk. And then charge them half the normal charge and leave an envelope for tips in their room that say "for the housesitter". And then don't worry about it. At half the price and you ensuring they have a place to go they will feel more than grateful and will likely live a few quid for the housesitter as well.

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I am very sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with you and DH. If you go you may end up being even more stressed trying to sort it all out to go, vs he just going which is in of itself stressful. broken heart so sorry.

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Definitely go to the funeral. I would divert bookings as far as possible to nearby properties, if needed pay the difference. For any remaining guest I would do the house sit with limited breakfast.

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I agree - let them know, divert if you can and housesitter - normal people will understand.

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