We have also turned our house into part Air B&B here in Luxembourg! It is almost always occupied with euro travellers. At the moment it has a guest from Bulgaria who came in November to short stay whilst looking for a house.....He's still here! It has saved us during my husband's redundancy after 27 years working for the same company! They let him go at aged 50!A hickup re apple crumble yesterday. I stay on track by not having carbs ready to hand. So cooking some of the last of the apples as a crumble for MrAG was not a good move. I'll use one to make him a celery coleslaw thingy and put the remaining ones out for the thrushes and blackbirds.
Off to clean our Airbnb (formerly known as the sitting room and downstairs bath!) as someone has 2 days work so is staying tonight and tomorrow. When I closed my business, we put a door in the hall and created a self contained Guest suite (microwave and kettle, no kitchen kitchen sink) using the front door.
We now sit in the kitchen and use the back door. 6 1/2 months without income. It's been tough.
We are fully booked from the 12th for 10 weeks and summer is filling up fast. So at least there is some money then.
He has spent some time re-training and obtaining a new skill set high in demand here, his job was very specialist and it would mean a relocation again. He found some short term work for 1 year, but is now supported by the Luxembourg Government who pay you 80 percent of your former salary for a period of time, and longer when you reach 50. So We are managing. I have just also got a new short term job working for the Ministry of Health, now that I can finally speak French to level b2.2 (a level regarded as fluent for health professionals). I start on Monday! You are full of useful information, thank you for the tool suggestions. Rents are ridiculously high here in Luxembourg, hence why my guest has not left yet, he will not find anything reasonable quickly!That's good. Sorry to hear about your husband. I can't get a professional job - ageism is rampant. Has he sorted out work?
Re Airbnb: We use igms for messaging and beyond pricing for pricing in line with demand. Really useful tools.
Well done! You are doing so well! And with a diet that is maintainable!Down 1.4lbs this week for me. I started Keto/low carb 22.3.21 at 318.6lbs I target weight 188lbs I target loss 130.6lbs I
Month One:13.4lbs down I 6.8lbs I 3.8lbs I 0.6lbs I 2.2lbs I
Month Two: 5.8lbs down I 3lbs I 1lb I 0.4lbs I 1.4lbs I
1st 5.2lb shed - 6.03% > 299.4lbs 111.4lbs total to go
Hope they both went well!Great thread Ali you seem to be smashing it! I’m sticking to the Fast800 diet, it’s getting easier now I’m a couple of weeks in. Just need to be super planful around up and coming events, BBQ on Saturday for my mums birthday ( chicken and salad it is then) and elderly neighbours round for lunch Sunday.This ones more tricky as I can’t really roll out a salad for them so am making lunch my one meal of the day and steering clear of the carbs! Good luck everyone, onwards and downwards!