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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:22 PM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

kAh, also...reviews...ONLY the Overall star rating counts towards your status calculation/Superhost rating. Airbnb idiosyncrasy. So if they give you 5 stars for that, but throw in 4 stars or less under various individual categories, the Overall [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:12 PM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

TMFeddyboom223 made these points:

3. Many hosts have allowed flexible scheduling. I've used it for races multiple times. If I have a race in the morning that starts at 7, I might want to shower before heading home. I might not get [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:00 AM

Re: Printer cartridge win!

On the rare occasion I need a color copy, I just do it at our town library. Or maybe a Staples. 99% of our printing is B/W.

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elQu replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:56 AM

Re: While we're talking about tips-cruises

What tconi said. Plus sit-downs are generally entitled to service from staff, while stand ups don't receive any (at least in Portugal) Another cost to the establishment for staff wages.

Laura

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:45 AM

Re: Printer cartridge win!

My eye is on a simple brother b/w laser, maybe another all in one as I find the scan/copy handy...


Two thumbs up for those. We're on our second one. First one was good for 20+ (?) years, or some such ridiculous time. We only [more]

Tue May 30

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:21 PM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

Bruce:

What questions do you have? What are your goals & expectations?

Have you handled tenants before, either year-round or seasonally?

What are the honest pros and cons of your location and home?

What does [more]

Mon May 29

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:14 AM

Re: Has anyone here set up an Airbnb?

We've done it for our 2-bedroom beach cottage in Portugal, about an hour north of Lisbon:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10130662

We plan to add one of our bedrooms from our place by [more]

Tue May 16

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elQu replied to the Owning Rental Property board. 3:53 PM

Re: buying another one...maybe.

Ditto on the patch and wait for hail.

Also, on a pro-rated basis, if $8k gets you an aversge 20 year roof, that's $400/yr annual cost.

If you get only a measly 2.5 years out of the $1k patch, you break even. Anything after that [more]

Mon May 8

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:03 PM

Re: Kenmore washing machine help anyone?

I third observation and RepairClinic, along with general googling of symptoms for repair suggestions (outside of repair clinic), YouTube videos, etc. We were abroad when our tenant's Kenmore gas dryer acted up. We contacted Sears repair [more]

Mon May 1

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:35 PM

Re: So! Speaking of traveling...

Thanks !

You d*mn well better plan some dinners out. ;) Because I have plans to drag you to some of the local spots. Then you can return, or not, on your own as you please.

I seem to recall not so much a fan of octopus? [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:23 PM

Re: Oatmeal

I usually cook oatmeal with apple juice in place of water or milk and add a little cinnamon. It doesn't need added sugar that way.

Hey, thanks for this idea! I can't cook oatmeal with milk because of my dairy allergy. And I [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:26 PM

Re: Seven New Appliances I Don't Need

How does cloud file storage work? I'm looking to use it for both remote access if someone rings the bell while we are back in the US and for storing any motion detection files/seeing any on-property movement with no doorbell ringing.

We [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:36 PM

Re: Seven New Appliances I Don't Need

We have a Ring doorbell. It has been useful when traveling.


How has this been working out for you? Pros? Cons? We have been thinking of adding it to our summer home in Portugal.

Laura

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:34 PM

Re: Seven New Appliances I Don't Need

Yeah, right. We all know you're drooling over the Alchema to make your own craft cider at home.

Laura
;)

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:29 PM

Re: So! Speaking of traveling...

2. Doing this gives a better insight into different cultures. When we go abroad, we eat/shop like locals, which to me rounds out the experience. My kids still regret Vegemite, but loved Irn Bru. :D In London, the best beer selection was in the [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:21 AM

Re: Induction vs Gas

It's foolish not to consider the problems politics can pose.

While that may be true, this thread is about induction cooktops, not Portuguese politics. You jumped to politics for no apparent reason other than pot-stirring. [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:38 AM

Re: Induction vs Gas

11" Scanpan non-stick

Thanks for that tip! I'll keep my eyes open for one. I like a non-stick for scrambled eggs and omelets, but most Teflon is on aluminum. For other things, my seasoned cast iron skillets work well with [more]

Sun Apr 30

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:51 AM

Re: Induction vs Gas

1 watt = 3.412 BTU

So your 3200 watt burner is equal to a gas burner with an 11,000 BTU input.

Gas range burners with 12,000-15,000 BTU for residential equipment are common, so you might boil that water faster with
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Sat Apr 29

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:09 PM

Re: Induction vs Gas

Heh, heh! Strikes, revolutions?

The last "revolution" was 1976. It was called the "Carnation Revolution" because it was so peaceful.

Portugal is a republic democracy, similar to the US and other western [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:08 PM

Re: Induction vs Gas

Gah, the typos. Serves me right for not previewing when using a cell phone keypad.

Laura

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