SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006

Hh2>Day One, Revisited

I know I wrote that a year and a half ago, but now that the restoration is (almost) over and the innkeeping has begun, it seems just as appropriate today.

Our first guests were a couple from Philadelphia just looking to get away on a Friday night. The sheets […]

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The week after

I thought the grand opening meant we were done. I’m not sure how I can still be so naive after everything else we’ve gone through, but I think that eternal optimism is one of my charms. Of course, that may just be me being optimistic…

I’d forgotten about all […]

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TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006

Coming together
Wow. In two days, the painting is finished, the duct work is finished, the kitchen island is finished, the locks are finished, the windows are finished, and the shutters are almost finished. (I was responsible for those, which is why they are behind schedule.)

The walkway will be finished tomorrow […]

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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006

Down to the wire

One week remaining…


Buy coffee maker
Install new mailbox
Order sheets and towels
Find (or order) window pulls
Order one more kitchen pull
Schedule clock guy
Buy bathroom hardware (towel racks, etc.)


Set up walkway, lay wood chips
Unpack boxes, organize furniture
Invite neighbors
Set up canopy bed on new frame
Find frame store
Yale lights (porch light, any standing […]

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