My fiancé is a police officer. The biggest hurdle this job presents to us as a couple is the schedule. He works afternoon shift and his "weekend" is Wednesday and Thursday. I work a regular daytime Monday through Friday job. After a few years of living together we've worked out a happy situation and even found positives in the shift work shuffle.
I'm about to move into a new home. I'll be renting a bedroom and the unfinished attic from friends of mine. I'd love to sleep in the attic, with all that space and all the windows. What are some good ideas on how to make an unfinished part of a house into something livable?
I maintain that having a great evening with friends doesn't require blood, sweat or tears. I think that anyone can host a party, anytime — even when the laundry's not done, even when there are dirty dishes in the sink, even when vacuuming is a faint, distant memory. Let's throw this party.
Remember when fellow Homie, Dana, asked for your help in moving out of state? Well, guys, you should be proud — because of all your help, she and her partner successfully moved. Here's how they did it despite a flesh hungry dog attack, high-pressure interviews, and a failed credit report.
Here's the dilemma… we'd love to make more use of our large balcony — except there's no power outlet out there, or even lights above. It gets pretty dark out there, so we havent really made much use of the space at night which is a shame. We've run extension cords for power before, but it would be cool if any of the Offbeat Homies have got better ideas for lighting up the balcony!