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  1. Morticia

    What’s with google asking everyone to leave a review?

    I’m getting bookings for November that I never expected. I have to manage the number of rooms as we won’t be able to keep the windows open.
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    Retiring the airpots

    I’m using the airpot in the kitchen. That way I can brew up several pots at a time. The guests don’t use it.
  3. Morticia

    What’s with google asking everyone to leave a review?

    If you don’t pay yelp, they bury your good reviews. They have consistently said this is not true, but so many businesses have experienced the same thing that if it’s not true, they need to work on their algorithm.
  4. Morticia

    Noticing a trend

    @Arks Thanks, I’ll take a look at that! Am I right in assuming it won’t allow a one night stay if you have weekends, say, set for a two night min?
  5. Morticia

    What’s with google asking everyone to leave a review?

    Interesting. We went out for lunch on Tuesday. We had to wait at the corner for the light to cross the street. Yup, Gomez got a request to review the place we stood in front of while waiting for the traffic to clear.
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    Cleaning out the fridge

    Actually, no one seems to know we’re doing extra cleaning. Or that the extra costs money. It is in our COVID documentation, but given the people who are still calling saying they didn’t know anything about restrictions I’d say no one is bothering to read it.
  7. Morticia

    Noticing a trend

    @MRA I’ve considered a premium on one nighters, but haven’t figured out how to get that set up on my reservation software. Plus, I also have to get ‘everyone else’ on board with that and it’s difficult when ‘everyone else’ will hand out discounts at the drop of a hat so would definitely not...
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    Cleaning out the fridge

    This is not the first time we’ve had someone call (or just show up) to collect whatever they left in the fridge. They think it’s ok to leave food in the fridge after check out that they’ll just pick up later in the day on their way home. We do ask guests to label the bags and boxes so we know...
  9. Morticia

    New one and well done

    We’ve fallen for the ‘spouse in the car’ that also includes extra people. The worst was a wedding where the two people who booked the room told their friends to come over after dark. We think there might have been four or five. One of them left something behind and emailed about it. And that’s...
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    Crazy guests

    We do air hugs. It’s sad, but at least we’re still laughing about how lame it feels. Regulars are enjoying a bit of ‘normal’ while here. That part makes me happy. But, I’ll also be happy once November rolls around and we’re empty.
  11. Morticia

    Noticing a trend

    We started early check in fees last year. It essentially stopped everyone from asking. ;-)
  12. Morticia

    Crazy guests

    We’ve seen some of our grandkids because they were on vacation in the state and stopped by to see us. But, no hugs. We do go out for dinner. That’s going to be tricky once everything is indoors only. It is tricky to balance having guests and taking that chance with not making any money at all...
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    Crazy guests

    Yup. I think because it’s so slow and there’s not much we can do right now to increase occupancy we’re tired all the time. Usually we’re right out straight at this point. It would be just a few weeks before we saw our usual nosedive in guests, but it’s been dead all year. It’s hard to be...
  14. Morticia

    Crazy guests

    Because they’re at the end of the house. What they don’t get is that WE can hear them, loud and clear.
  15. Morticia

    Crazy guests

    Unfortunately, it was rainy this morning. They stayed in the room yelling and banging doors. I’m not looking forward to cleaning that room.
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