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timorous needs a place to stay in Toronto over Christmas

  1. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Hello me fellow Hubbers. I’m likely heading to Toronto, to spend Christmas day with my brother Tom and his family. However, they have no spare room available..not even a couch apparently. I’d like to spend a couple of days in Toronto, to visit a few other people there, so I would be indebted to anyone willing to provide some basic form of nice, safe accommodation. I'm willing to pay any reasonable compensation for your kindness.

    While I realise it’s an imposition at this time of year, if any of you would be willing to provide a bed (or couch) for a couple of days, I would very much appreciate it.

    Don’t worry, I don’t drink, and I don't have any weird habits, and won’t be knocking on your door at 2 in the morning. I leave things as I found them. I’m also totally trustworthy, and every bit the kind, gentle soul that writes about nature on these here Hubpages.

    Please send me an email through my profile page. Serious offers from fellow Hubbers only please. I may reject all of them if something else comes up.

    Thanks for any and all help. Merry Christmas.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I'd offer, but I am too far from Toronto. wink

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Cags. Your long-distance offer is at least amusing.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I'm in Kitchener, it's a 1 1/2 hour drive.

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In my case, I'm not driving, I'm taking the bus to Toronto and back. Getting around Toronto is no problem. Thanks all the same U.W.
      Merry Christmas. big_smile

  4. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    And you'd be most welcome to spend Christmas in Bumbletown - NZ  smile

    But You'll have to catch and cook your own turkey! But hey, the whole town is full of them and they aren't very fast! big_smile

    I can leave the key out for you.. so you can have the place to yourself.. it's Summer here.. smile
    I'm off to Toronto this Christmas!  I don't suppose you know where a guy can catch a couch at that time of year? yikes

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      turkey rustling..not a problem, I'm game. Thanks for the offer. I'll just rent a jet and shuttle myself back and forth..LOL.

      You're a riot, P.D.

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Forget it, Tim - if you don't have any weird habits, I'm not interested! Kidding, I live in South GA. Hope you find some agreeable lodgings.

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haha, maybe I should work on cultivating some weird habits, to use on special occasions. Thanks habee.

  6. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    i am tuning in regularly to see if you get a bed for the night.  You are in good company, having nowhere to stay at Christmas Time.

  7. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Has nobody offered you a bed yet? What kind of miserable gits have we got here just now?

    You can stay with me, sweetheart, so long as you promise to 'keep your distance'.I know it's not much help really, seeing as I live in Spain and your brother lives in Toronto.

    The thought is there though smile

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol That's really sweet of ya IzzyM. I keep my distance too..unless some lovely girl wants to get 'cozy'. big_smile

  8. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 5 years ago

    I'm nowhere near Toronto, unfortunately, but have you tried Airbnb or Couchsurfing? They might have something available.

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not so far. I'm still working on a couple of other possibilities, including twisting my bro's arm a bit more. neutral It's only one or two nights after all.

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I have friends in Toronto but I doubt they would take my recommendation for you to stay with them unfortunately smile

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Timorous,

    You could always email Kimberly, considering she lives in Toronto. lol

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah..who knows, she may show up in this thread, and offer me a couch. big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, her being my hub wife, I certainly hope that's all she offers. lol

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol  where is she anyway?....honeymoon's over, yeah?

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I don't presently know where she is....probably sleeping. And, yes the honeymoon is over. lol tongue

  11. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    I can see I have been missing out on so much on these forums/........ Hub wives, getting cosy, sounds cool to me....

           

       ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE THAT BROTHER OF YOURS HAS NO ROOM AT THE INN.

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol The same old answer... smile

      I hope you do get a place to lay your head Tim ... and soon smile
      Just bumping this thread smile

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image68
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    I am not from there, I moved to the East Coast, sorry. I hope you can find a nice place to stay.

  13. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    how is it going are you having any success

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No place at the inn yet .... Joy ...smile
      How have you been? How is your job?? Missed you here on the site smile

      1. Joy56 profile image60
        Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi i know i have not been around for a while, one reason is my computer is playng up, and it drives me mad every time i  come on it......  I have not been writing much..... I am teaching crafts and knitting in schools, to parents and kids..... I am enjoying it actually ..... Not full time, but it is a great thing to do.... I am considering writing a book for absolute beginners about knitting.  Even if it is only used in the school i work in, it will be a nice project....

  14. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Thanks Joy56, and prettydarkhorse. No success yet. I'm waiting to hear from an aquaintance this weekend. If not, I'll have to twist my bro's arm for a Christmas night stay. Merry Christmas to ya. smile

    Hi sofs big_smile

  15. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9blYTX1bk_U/TAueJhhcTkI/AAAAAAAADBg/_NZm1ueJ2JA/s1600/tent.JPG

    big_smile

  16. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Haha..exactly, paradigmsearch. Except that it's a bit below freezing here, these days. I might have trouble knocking them tent pegs into the frozen soil.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.lowerelectricbilltoday.com/useruploads/images/space-heater.jpg

  17. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 5 years ago

    how is it going, please say you have somewhere to stay so i can sleep at night.

  18. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for your concern Joy56, that's really sweet of you.

    Actually, I've spoken to my brother, and it appears that his wife is a little reluctant to have guests with all the other Christmas preparations going on, as though she felt obligated to 'entertain', which is a bit understandable. My brother is fine with letting me crash on the basement couch for one night. I should be able to swing that, and make travel arrangements accordingly. We'll soon see.

    1. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      we can all sleep at night now.....

  19. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Here's an update. My bro says I can stay overnight on Christmas night, but not Christmas eve. The trouble is, I don't have a car, and there are no buses leaving here (I live in a small town) on Christmas day. So I've signed up with a couple of Rideshare sites. One person is listed as going in that direction, though it may not take him through Toronto. However, I wrote an email asking if he's going through Toronto. I haven't heard back from him, or anyone else.

    I think I've exhausted all other possibilities, so unless I get a message back from these sources, I'll be staying put for Christmas. Don't worry, I'm fine with that..this isn't a sympathy message. I've got a nice roast chicken and some other treats I'm making.

    Considering the slightly cool reception I'm getting from my immediate family, it seems like it wouldn't matter to them one way or the other. We don't keep in regular contact, so it's kind of understandable, but hey..whatever happened to the Christmas spirit. I may write a hub on what all this means, soon. No..I'm not sad about it, just a bit baffled.

    Thanks for all the humourous and helpful advice from all you fellow Hubbers.

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry Tim that nothing has worked out so far...but the Christmas spirit is still alive.. yesterday we went caroling and were invited into a home that was 10x10 feet ( I am not exaggerating) ... and there was room for 17 of us..standing room all crushed together but the joy on those face was worth it... They even offered us some treats... boy I never did get a wink last night... the tears were unstoppable... even as I write this it flows...

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's touching.

  20. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Hi everyone. This will be my last update on this thread. The upshot is that I didn't get to Toronto for Christmas. However, I made myself a nice dinner, and enjoyed listening to some Christmas music. I also saved myself a lot of money by not having to go..to an uncertain reception.

    I hope you all had a Merry Christmas (those who celebrate Christmas, that is). I'll see you around soon. Stay tuned for a couple more hubs in the coming days. Cheers. Oh..and Happy New Year as well.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yup We had a great Christmas big_smile Glad you enjoyed yours as well big_smile

    2. Joy56 profile image60
      Joy56posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      glad you saved some money, i stayed home, could not afford to go to England to visit my son this year, we are all feeling the pinch.....


      I am going to visit your hubs and see if i can be inspired.


         hugs  Brenda Scully

    3. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for giving me that opportunity to go to Toronto instead of you mate!

      You must have known that the couch springs had all popped and the dog never got out of the hole in it.. but apart from that (and the pile of bones all over it) that couch sure was comfortable without your feet in my face! smile

      Let me just say that Toronto was very cool -57 actually.. and the reason that the dog never left the couch is that it had died sometime last year!  The bone pile was actually a pile of bones that had been another dog from 5 years ago! But Thanks mate.. Christmas was excellent and I hope you had a good time and didn't get any Fleas and Bedbugs like I did! smile

  21. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Hi Brenda. Thanks for your concern. I guess it's best to set aside any problems and enjoy Christmas in your own way. Yeah, I can think of a few of my hubs that might be inspirational. Try it. Happy New Year. hugs back to ya.

  22. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Ha..how morbidy curious P.D. Doesn't sound like my idea of comfort. However, to each his zone. Yes, Toronto can be cool, but not only because of the weather. I happen to know that it was just around the freezing point, so your claims of -57 are not based on any known scale. A fanciful exaggeration I suspect. I'm glad you had a good Christmas in spite of the dogcorpses. I managed just fine, and saved a bit of green in the process. Cheers mate.

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hope you had a good one Tim.. I was trying to cheer you up with that 'perverse sicology' stuff that I read in a Christmas cracker.. sorry, yes the temperature was -57 on the thermometer that I removed from the dog's.. you know!

      You take care.. Have a great new year! smile

 
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