N°15 has long been known for its’ haphazard communications.
Whilst bringing up the family (two sons) with my husband it was one female to three males so things were quite often either mixed or totally misunderstood in between the lone female and the males. I realized later that one of the reasons we sister’s-in-law got on so well on both sides of the Atlantic was for the fact that at least with a sister-in-law around one had another female voice!
Then there were all the visitors: how to let them know either the rules of the kitchen, house, sleeping quarters, shower schedule, laundry use, etc. Again in the early days fairly easy as usually we were here at the same time.
Then I had my first, long-term housemate and we needed to be able to leave notes as we came and went. Thus started the white boards.
On that was electric-static in the downstairs’ toilet worked very well. We left messages, drawings and fun communications.
Then I found a small white board which was great for just the “hi, bye” type of communication but totally inadequate for what we developed. Enter the larger whiteboard laying on the entry-way table. They have all been fun, they are all hard to clean and they are at this very moment awaiting the next lot of messages. A synopsis of our busy lives, of those who come and go – as anyone entering the toilet feels driven to leave a message – in short a great way of communicating.
|lg. entryway board - daily with current housemate|
|In the toilet - sayings, celebrations, thanks, visitor's additions|