Monthly Archives: November 2005

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

The future I was in a pretty bleak state of mind last week, and I was pondering, “What’s next?” When the dust has settled and the last check has been signed and I’m ready to quit my job and sell our house in California and move to Pennsylvania to start the B&B, what next? Before […]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2005

Your Life Be sure to check out this Friday’s edition of the Lancaster New Era, as the “Your Life” section will feature photos of the mansion by Marty Heisey (who took the great photo below back in March) and an article by Susan Jurgelski (who read most, if not all, of our journal, poor girl). […]

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005

Summer Kitchen On your left will be an in-room whirlpool bath, on the right will be the bathroom (with separate shower). Historic preservation guidelines prohibit leaving the brick exposed, but we’re doing it anyway. (The Summer Kitchen was a rental house for the past fifty+ years, so the interior was not a “contributing factor” to […]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005

Media exposure I just got back from a “site visit” (i.e. weekend trip). Last week I contacted the local papers, and the Lebanon Daily News published this blurb on Friday, under “Coming Events.” I intentionally did not include an address, figuring people would call for directions and that way I could get a headcount. I […]

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005

Mike and Mike Mike and Mike, normally “the HVAC guys,” became “the propane guys” for the day. Dawn had two 1,000 gallon tanks installed and filled in preparation for winter. I saw the bill and immediately started wondering, why didn’t we put in geothermal again? We were originally going to install the propane tanks directly […]

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2005

AAA Guidelines I was just reviewing the AAA rating guidelines and I think we have a shot at a 4-diamond rating. That’s pretty exciting (at least for me) but it also means we need to rethink some of our choices: Facility AAA requires We offer Decor “An abundant variety of live plants or dried floral […]

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2005

Videopalooza A variety of events have conspired to prevent me from getting any fresh video for the past two months. (Dawn was taking it, I just couldn’t get it.) During her three-day visit last week, while she was cleaning the yard or something, I copied everything and chopped four hours of stuff into nine videos, […]

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2005

In memoriam, Misty Last week, our worst-case scenario occurred: Misty, the blind horse, got out of her pen and fell into one of the septic trenches. Amazingly, she didn’t break any bones, but she did break the pipe in the trench, and as a result got pretty scratched up. They got her back out and […]