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...yes, it's really annoying when you provide an arrival time and then miss it by 4 hours. And when you get here you weren't late because of flight delays or anything that might have prevented you from calling. You're late because you've been having dinner 10 miles from here and figured it didn't matter when you arrived.

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After 9, so we put a note over the doorbell and relaxed.

9:15, the doorbell rings.  They had to move the note with their name on it out of the way in order to find the doorbell.  Sigh.

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

After 9, so we put a note over the doorbell and relaxed.

9:15, the doorbell rings.  They had to move the note with their name on it out of the way in order to find the doorbell.  Sigh.

Yes! Here, too. 

We didn't see the note. 

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them getting in and to their room - fine. ringing me as they can't find a parking spot - not fine.

If there was an option for disturbing my good nights sleep fee is - £XX - had one last night 2.50 am wasn't listening when I told him how to get in and out as was with a group so rang me to get in.

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Get the damn programmable Yale locks and stop waiting. You program their phone number as the code, send them a text and an email and then go to bed. If they want to be late, let them be late... this way they have to worry about the system working instead of you.

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I don't wait. They had the code for the door. It's the not knowing if they're going to show up when they don't respond to the text about the door code. 

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Momma Smurf is not her guests' mother.  They are paid for, have instructions, and either they arrive or not.  A week ago, we had four 28 year old women (the same age as my youngest daughter) driving up from PA, calling ahead to say they'd be here by 9:30.  I was awake reading, and they still hadn't arrived by 12:45 AM, and I found myself in Mom-worrying mode.  Nope. I scolded myself.  Go to sleep.  As always, all was well in the morning. I no longer choose to be concerned or let guests control my well-being.

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I never lost sleep when my kids were teenagers out for the evening. If something happened, I would get a phone call or a knock on the door. Neither happened - and I never lost sleep because of that. Getting sleep was my problem due to 2 jobs and kid programs/games/teacher conferences.

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I have two different systems. Since the locks are now all under Zwave, when a code is used, it gives me a notice on my phone. And we have a wireless camera at the door that is motion activated. And that gives me a note on my phone when it sees movement. Between those two systems, I can tell if they have managed to get in.

As for texting you back, say something like "Please reply when you receive this or we will wait up for you with a charge of $100 per hour or part thereof after 6PM."

See how quick you get a text message back.

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