hurt my back

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Funny, under the "topic" I definitely wanted to choose 'cry'! crying

I hurt my back last weekend and I could hardly walk all week! We didn't have guests all week so I was thankful I could do nothing. We had late check in's and they left real early this morning... I was soooooo THANKFUL for my hubby who handled everything wonderfully! 

Mornings are the worst! 

If you are thinking of owning a B&B, make sure you have someone who can help out if you end up needing help like me! 

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It's been a couple weeks - are you feeling any better, Sunshine?

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Hope you're on the mend soon!

This is good advice to aspirings, especially if they are considering having one of the B&B partners work outside the biz in another job.  Could be tough if the other person can't get away from their other job to pitch in when needed. 

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I have a bad back that gives me fits a couple times a year, and there's just nothing I can do about it, but limit my actions.  What I have found, over the years, is if I am suspiciously under-booked - little to no bookings...there's a reason.  I'm going to be sick, or something is going to go wrong with the house, or the back is going out.  Be thankful that you have no guests and can take this time to take care of yourself.  Best of Luck!

 

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I totally agree with this. We had an almost full house the weekend I was scheduled to be gone. DH would have been alone doing all the housekeeping. Almost  everyone canceled and I panicked thinking it was because my dad was going in the hospital for surgery.

 

Nope, it was because a week later DH was in the hospital having an emergency heart procedure. Had he worked a full house alone he might have had a heart attack right then and there. Alone.

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Yep...I'm a firm believer, especially in this business...that things happen for a reason.  Try not to fight it and it's far less stressful!

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I hurt mine pitching a hissy fit last night watching the superbowl. The fans sure got their money worth in that game!

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Luckily, my dogs are used to me yelling at football games.  I was causing quite a ruckus last night!

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

I hurt mine pitching a hissy fit last night watching the superbowl. The fans sure got their money worth in that game!

You are officially a Southerner!! You know that you PITCH a hissy fit!

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gillumhouse wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

I hurt mine pitching a hissy fit last night watching the superbowl. The fans sure got their money worth in that game!

You are officially a Southerner!! You know that you PITCH a hissy fit!

I know it, and I did. It was a rollercoaster! I almost couldn't take it.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

gillumhouse wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

I hurt mine pitching a hissy fit last night watching the superbowl. The fans sure got their money worth in that game!

You are officially a Southerner!! You know that you PITCH a hissy fit!

I know it, and I did. It was a rollercoaster! I almost couldn't take it.

I knew when the game was boring as the DH switched to 'The Bucket List' for awhile. Then back again. Then back to the movie again. Finally he did watch the end. It is the only ballgame he ever watches. One game every year. I think it's just to say he did it.

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Madeleine wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

gillumhouse wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

I hurt mine pitching a hissy fit last night watching the superbowl. The fans sure got their money worth in that game!

You are officially a Southerner!! You know that you PITCH a hissy fit!

I know it, and I did. It was a rollercoaster! I almost couldn't take it.

I knew when the game was boring as the DH switched to 'The Bucket List' for awhile. Then back again. Then back to the movie again. Finally he did watch the end. It is the only ballgame he ever watches. One game every year. I think it's just to say he did it.


That would probably be when the dome had a blackout for 32 minutes... there was nothing boring about this superbowl.

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You got that right...right from the get go...it was one of the best games I have seen. When the lights when out, I worked on line and then went back to it after they started up. YEAH RAVENS!!!

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EmptyNest wrote:

You got that right...right from the get go...it was one of the best games I have seen. When the lights when out, I worked on line and then went back to it after they started up. YEAH RAVENS!!!

I just saw this Super Bowl national ratings highest in Nielsen meter history

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Poor thing!  i hope it's not serious.  Get better soon. 

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Thank you all soooo very much! we don't have any guests scheduled for this week either... normally a BAD thing, but I am thankful that I can just rest. 

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Hope you are back to your sun shiny self soon.  (say that 3 times fast!)

We had someone trained and she filled in once for a family vacation... we thought all went well until the following year when a regular repeat guest told us she had her 3yo grandchild here every afternoon.  At least my repeats came back!  No one wrote an email, maybe no one else came in during that time of day?  Who knows.  

When each of my parents were ill/died, our grown children came in to help.  One stayed with DH to manage the B&B, the other came with me for support.  It was hard not having all the family by my side but as we all know you gotta do what you gotta do!

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I once laid down on the couch to take a nap after work before going to a goodbye co-worker lunch. I could not get up. Had to roll to the floor and oonch myself up. It is horrible pain!! You have my TOTAL sympathy!

I hope it gets better quickly and does not return. So glad your DH was there to help. I really wish there was something that could be said to make you feel better quicker.

I think I am training a kid to come help when needed and who I can train to do a breakfast. So far she has proved to be a hard worker with the ironing and cleaning we have done so far. She just turned 18 so she can now do the kitchen.

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So sorry to hear that you are down.  Hopefully, rest and some TLC will help you to get back on your feet soon.

I find it almost impossible to plan for the inevitable need for additional help when the emergency strikes.  A couple of years ago I had to dash off to FL to tend to DM who fell and needed surgery.  DH managed with a full house for a few days, sending them out for breakfast and doing the turnovers/daily fluffing on his own.  Guests were very understanding, thank goodness.  But we only have 3 accommodations....much different that those of you with more.  Still, I know it's wise to have a plan in place, just in case! 

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Ouchie!

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Unfortunately... like in any emergency we don't know what we need to do until it happens. Every scenario would be different, one room vs a full house. Everyone checking in, or just breakfast. We have to learn to roll with the punches. This is probably the #1 quality/requirement for an innkeeper.

 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Unfortunately... like in any emergency we don't know what we need to do until it happens. Every scenario would be different, one room vs a full house. Everyone checking in, or just breakfast. We have to learn to roll with the punches. This is probably the #1 quality/requirement for an innkeeper.

 

I agree, everything scenario is different. But a general idea is good to have. A death in the family and you need to leave quickly, the last thing you want to being doing is Bed and Breakfast stuff!

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Hopefully you will start feeling better soon. Injured backs are horrible.
I am glad you brought this up. Everyone here needs a game plan for unexpecteds at their Inn. Death in the family, injury, emergency, sick and sick.....etc.
My wife and I both got the flu a few months ago and it was horrible. We did have someone that was trained to cover for us. Everyone here needs to look at their emergency plan so to speak and make sure it is in place.

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Bob wrote:
Hopefully you will start feeling better soon. Injured backs are horrible. I am glad you brought this up. Everyone here needs a game plan for unexpecteds at their Inn. Death in the family, injury, emergency, sick and sick.....etc. My wife and I both got the flu a few months ago and it was horrible. We did have someone that was trained to cover for us. Everyone here needs to look at their emergency plan so to speak and make sure it is in place.

You're right and I must admit we don't really have anyone we would trust with our business near by. So far we've gotten away with it although I have had to go to a couple of funerals in recent years without dh whilst he kept the B&B going.

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Sorry. Get better soon!

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Its awful! i come from a family of people with horrendous back trouble - one of this things the back people say is make sure you take your multi vits - its about making sure your body has all the building blocks to repair itself as quickly as possible!

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I hope you're feeling better soon! frown

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