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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

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Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3509 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2016 :  08:00:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I live in a very large house and would for the most part just like some company and help sometimes, a little extra cash wouldn't be bad either. I have no idea how to go about this. I live in a very small town and think it would have to be some one who wants to relocate.

I guess I need a Christian Mingle for room mates.Not ready to advertise for a roommate in the paper.

Any Ideas

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273

hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3131 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3131 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2016 :  08:10:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What about speaking to some churches/pastors and see if the know of someone.

~ Shannon

http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5249 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5249 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2016 :  08:52:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I watch a lot of Judge Judy and her advice would be have a lease and write everything down you want & expect. It would help to prevent a misunderstanding as time passes. We never know someone until we live with them and then we really don't know them until it all goes bad.

I'm not trying to discourage you because I think it is a very good idea. I want you to protect yourself and go into an arrangement with your eyes wide opened.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2016 :  10:47:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good advice, Sara.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13055 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13055 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2016 :  12:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shannon and Sara's advice were both good. Keep us posted. Good luck.
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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KristiW
Moderator/Farmgirl True

639 Posts

Kristine
MaryJanesFarm
USA
639 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2016 :  08:53:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How lovely of you to offer your home to someone who may really need it, you never know how it might change someone's life Being open to possibilities often brings the answer around.

Kristi
Farmgirl Sister #6

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2016 :  5:47:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with Sara. I love to watch Judge Judy and those other court shows and I have learned you need to always cover your back. Itís best to always have expectations written down, signed, and dated by both parties. I think itís great that you want a roommate. Maybe ask around with family and friends and see if they know of anybody looking for a place to stay.

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4258 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4258 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2016 :  10:08:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps you should be specific about asking for a roommate around your age and shares your interests. Good luck!

Dawn in IL
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3509 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3509 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2016 :  1:21:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn really not needing to be my age as it still takes some one younger to do some of the stuff I need done some times. I wouldn't even mind a single Mother needing help I love kids and have a great place for kids to grow up at.But I hear more horror stories than best thing I have ever done stories and I really need to have a way to screen this person. I do need to make sure they are ok around my Grands and my DH.

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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Song Sparrow
True Blue Farmgirl

1010 Posts

Amy
Talleyville Delaware
USA
1010 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2016 :  04:35:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it's possible to do background checks online, but I've never tried it. A lease is definitely a good idea, and a month-to-month lease gives you some wiggle room if you encounter any issues. I like Shannon's idea about using churches as a starting point. Maybe put a note in some church bulletins in your town?

Happy Day!
Peace in our hearts, peace in the world
Amy (Sister#6098) www.danaherandcloud.com

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