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  • The things my kids say

    Posted by TM Lutas on October 5th, 2016 (All posts by )

    My son just asked me if we can AirBNB our house while we evacuate for the hurricane (we’re currently leaning towards sticking Matthew out).


    7 Responses to “The things my kids say”

    1. Jonathan Says:

      I like the way he thinks.

    2. Mike K Says:

      I’m going house hunting in Tucson this weekend and my daughter, who is also going, told me about a friend of hers who lives in LA and owns a house in Flagstaff AZ that she rents through AirBnB and it pays her mortgage.

      No hurricanes in AZ. The Mexican hurricanes come to Tucson to die as “Monsoon season” in August.

      Be safe. I have another daughter in Charleston. SC.

    3. TM Lutas Says:

      Mike K – That’s actually where I am, Charleston.

    4. Grurray Says:

      Despite news reports, there isn’t any statistically valid historical comparison to Matthew

      I saw on the news yesterday they were comparing the path to Hazel, but jet stream conditions are very different. By the looks of the forecasts, it will be passing over the Bahamas until tomorrow afternoon, so hopefully that knocks some wind out of it.

    5. Bill Brandt Says:

      I just learned what AirBnB is today. It would take a special kind of tenant to move in while a hurricane is coming i would think.

    6. Mike K Says:

      I had a friend who used to trade houses for vacations. She lived in Newport Beach in a very nice house. They would go to Paris for three weeks and the Parisians would switch with them.

      I suspect it is a similar idea to AirBnB. No rent, just a trade for a few weeks or a month.

    7. Mike Cunningham Says:

      At first I thought that the writer was planning to leave his son, who was named Matthew, outside when the hurricane appeared: but then I realised that the writer, being American, was using a figure of speech; and was actually planning to stay for the duration.

      I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who commented, ‘America and England, two countries separated by a common language?