Part of it, I think, is guilt. In New Jersey, real estate is at a premium. There typically isn't any such thing as a spare bedroom until kids are grown and out of the house. Living in a house with five bedrooms and not enough people to fill them, unnerves me a little. Don't get me wrong. I love having a spare bedroom (actually two, because Benjamin doesn't want his own room), but whenever I hear about someone who needs a place to stay, I'm first in line saying, "Oh, come live with us!"
The other part is that I genuinely enjoy having a house full of people. I love feeling the extra energy that comes with more personalities.
Anyway, so I've done it again. Someone I've never met is going to come live with us for a few weeks while he waits for his apartment to be ready. We've exchanged a few emails, but that's it. Todd always looks a little surprised at me when I do things like this, but doesn't complain.
Life is rarely dull here at the Hotel Smith. Feel free to stop in any time!