Re: Solving the Cooking Challenge
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:17:33 -0700 (PDT)
I'd love to know how you get people to answer the "NOT" question. 

I ask it at mosaic every two months, and create the schedule and people say 
"its easier for me to tell you when I CAN cook."

I personally find it MUCH easier to create the schedule if folk would tell me 
when they cannot NOT cook, but ....

Elizabeth Magill
Homes available in Berlin, MA 
$154,500 to $173,000

On Aug 1, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Zev Paiss wrote:

> Here at Nomad cohousing we have had 2 meals per week for the past 15  
> years. Here is our "secret."
> Every quarter the meal coordinator sends out an email asking what days  
> people are NOT available to cook in the upcoming calendar quarter.  
> Then they put together a schedule with two cooks per meal (we are a  
> small community) and post it on our bulletin board and send it by  
> email to all the adults in our community. Once the schedule is posted,  
> if you need to switch then you are responsible for finding a  
> replacement.  This way we all know a quarter in advance when we are  
> expected to cook. - Zev
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