Two Careers - One Inn

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as regards 1 inn 2 jobs - DH is considering doing a book keeping course so could do say 2 or 3 small businesses from home for extra cash - think something like that would be ok

Friend of ours does - can't remember what its called but its when you go bust and they call in someone to liquidate the assets - she does that so most of it is done from home

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I can't believe that this thread turned into a motivation to re-model the stairs. surprise

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Doesn't take much to go off on another tangent.

We have 2 careers in this inn also - same as theirs except DH does not go to shows etc.  I do his selling and pricing also. He works mostly on commission - for us that means someone commissions him to do a painting. It is sold before he starts it. He has 3 orders stacked up right now. There is also someone we know who is trying to sell the ones DH did because he wanted to that turned into examples of his work that we did not expect to sell. So far 3 of those have sold - to people who either owned the bikes in the painting or one like it. Guests have also purchased his paintings (the first one was not even finished when it was spoken for. The beauty of the way we do it is that I know where he is and he can be answering the phone or serving a breakfast I made While I am the one away.

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Im dreading doing our stairs as they really need new underlay as well and we have 2 staircases inside - one is 3 floors and one is 4 so is going to cost a fortune! i know the underlay needs replacing because its like coconut matting! all fibers + carpet people won't take your old stuff away as it cost them $120 at the tip so I will have to cut it all up and do lots of trips to the tip.

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I thought the title was funny and I wanted to replace it "Ten careers - one inn" the fun never ends and all the hats we wear. It keeps us off the street. (SIDE TRACK ALERT)

"And so the stairs begin..."
http://blog.claibornehouse.net/2013/01/and-so-stairs-begin.html

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Our original stair treads were so dried out they were literally cracking up and breaking. As they had to be removed, we just pulled the nails and left the stair bare. Then when the innmate in Georgia had her auction I bought her carpet treads. What a difference it made in the look here. You can see where the previous tread was at the top but I have a carpet runner in the hall and they would clash horribly (a burgundy print that does NOT show stains). The runner is the same as the area carpet n the Gillum Room. I have a lot of my wood floors showing. (DH made a template for me and I put the treads down.

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SO JEALOUS!  Been wanting to do this for a couple years, but haven't even been able to bring myself to look at cost, let alone finding someone qualified to do it in a reasonable time frame.  Could Tony head South when he's done?  laugh

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We thought about carpeting our stairs for soundproofing, but found that it wasn't that bad.  Our old heart pine stairs stood up pretty well and aren't really slippery.  I guess after 100 years, they could take the guest abuse!! 

I always think about how many hands have touched our newel post over the years.....

Good luck with the project!!

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And guests wonder why they can't get a room for $50 a night! The amount of time and money that's involved in keeping up a b&b is far more than most people realize. Add to that a house over 100 years old like a lot of us have and it's even more.

I love all the wood floors, very similar to ours. Our carpet runner on our stairs is such a wild & dark pattern, that no spills show. I'm guessing ours is more than 20 years old and still looks great. The original innkeepers must have picked a great grade of carpet which is surprising, because of all the crappy stuff they also did here.

Have fun on your "days off"!

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That motivated DH and our carpet came off today, too. BUT, we have construction grade wood underneath so that will be stained or painted and a runner will go on. It is VERY loud now without the carpet! Our side of the house so it's not really a big push. But, it was the last of the 'shag carpet' other than one long strip underneath the banister that we can't remove without disassembling the stairs. Not gonna happen. It's that one thing the next people can complain about! Or wonder about???

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We still have a shag in what is now DH's studio. Horrible orange color. It looked too good to just pick up and toss when me moved in in 1995 and now it would take too much effort and it is just our area.

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