It's Actually Fun!

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We've been in our slow season starting this month. I've now had a couple of days with no guests and have a full house this weekend. You know what? It's kind of fun! I'm enjoying doing breakfast and it doesn't seem like a chore.

Most of us have slow seasons, and thank goodness! It's when we remember why we do this crazy business!

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Unless you're in the trenches like we all are, they just don't get it. We just survived 6 months without a full day off. Even restaurant owners get a day off! What a crazy business this is.

To quote JB "Innkeeping is not for whimps"

Country Girl, I'll be trying out new recipes too. I'm going to wait until after Thanksgiving though. Let us know if you found a great one!

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Unless you're in the trenches like we all are, they just don't get it. We just survived 6 months without a full day off. Even restaurant owners get a day off! What a crazy business this is.

We had some down time also. A nice getaway. Plus, this is when all our fun repeats show up. Taking regular time off just doesn't work when we have such a short season. I have tons of time off from now until May.

We don't go 6 months without a day off, but we have hit 130 days straight. Luckily not this year.

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Madeleine wrote:

Breakfast Diva wrote:

Unless you're in the trenches like we all are, they just don't get it. We just survived 6 months without a full day off. Even restaurant owners get a day off! What a crazy business this is.

We had some down time also. A nice getaway. Plus, this is when all our fun repeats show up. Taking regular time off just doesn't work when we have such a short season. I have tons of time off from now until May.

We don't go 6 months without a day off, but we have hit 130 days straight. Luckily not this year.

I love our guests this time of year. Right now we're full with folks who have never been to a b&b and 1 room of honeymooners. We're having a small wedding Thanksgiving weekend! DH has been ordained online (can't believe this is legal!) and this will kick off our intimate weddings/elopement packages.

PT, I was on your site last night trying to steal some of your ideas! devil

I'm with you Maddie about not blocking off during our busy season. It's the time when we make our money so we don't have to panic during the slow time. I will though be taking advantage of our assistant more often, now that she's proven herself.

 

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Unless you're in the trenches like we all are, they just don't get it. We just survived 6 months without a full day off. Even restaurant owners get a day off! What a crazy business this is.

To quote JB "Innkeeping is not for whimps"

Country Girl, I'll be trying out new recipes too. I'm going to wait until after Thanksgiving though. Let us know if you found a great one!

You may need to do what we do: BLOCK OFF DAYS just for us.  If you go too long without a break, both your mental and physical health will suffer.  You need " Me time" just like everyone else.  I don't ever want to tell my grandchildren, " No you can't visit because Grandma and Grandpa are too busy."   

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When the grands come - it is Granny time and nothing else gets in the way (unless it is a City Council meeting).

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After one week with no guests I was in a totally different mind set when guests returned. Having a few days off to read, go for walks, sleep, and do nothing, did wonders for my soul! I actually was excited about trying new breakfast recipes too! 

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Yes, amazing isn't it.

I just marked $15 on the tshirts I made (under the plastic) and will have asst innkeeper wearing hers at check-in today. Only a one nighter, so they are avail to purchase. I put them on the foyer desk (just two of them).

We are delivering breakfast to this room at no extra charge, so that is tipworthy and maybe tshirt worthy? We will see.

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