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Background information: I organize a fiber arts symposium each year, either one or two weekends before US Thanksgiving.

Person A is flying out this year to teach, and then to spend Thanksgiving with me (Hi person A!).

Person B and her family have a standing invitation to stay with me (3 adults, 1 child).

Total of invited guests: 4 adults, 1 child.

One of B’s party asks if C can stay too. No problem, I reply.

Later, C decides to carpool with D. D can also stay at my house, especially since I have no way to transport C to and from the symposium. D might bring her husband. Sure, whatever. It’s a big house.

C then decides to bring along E and E’s infant. Well, as long as they aren’t bothered by large dogs…

Person B and family try to back out and stay elsewhere. Hey! No fair, I want to see you guys! They do decide to leave their dog at home, probably a wise decision.

D is bringing both husband and daughter.

Total of expected guests: 9 adults, 2 children.

Happily, we have a big house, in part for just such occasions. With three bathrooms and everything! We’ll all fit, as long as someone sleeps on the couch. I think.

5 Comments on “Multiplication”

  1. #1 Laura
    on Nov 13th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    So do I get to refer to myself as the Alpha female? ;)

    I started packing!

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Nov 13th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Person B still feels bad about the population explosion.

  3. #3 Phiala
    on Nov 14th, 2007 at 6:51 am

    Person B! Hi!

    I’m ambivalent about the higher letters of the alphabet, but I would be very sad if you didn’t stay here at least one night.

    The whole thing just sort of snowballed, and certainly isn’t your fault! You’ve been here – we have plenty of space, and even enough bathrooms. It will be fine. Plus, this has inspired Nick to do a lot of badly-needed cleaning. :)

  4. #4 Laura
    on Nov 14th, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    > Plus, this has inspired Nick to do a lot of badly-needed cleaning. :)

    Wow. ;)

    (Good job, Nick!)

  5. #5 pat
    on Nov 17th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    I like your sight and the blog is way cool. I’m going to try and start some of your patterns this week end , thanks again.
    have a great thanksgiving