Finale

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If all goes as planned and scheduled, this will be my last post as an innkeeper.  We are scheduled to close on selling our inn at 10:30 this morning and are about 75% moved out of our quarters and in the process of turning things over to the new owners.  It's been a fun ride with both ups and downs over the last 11 1/2 years (I 'met' several innmates here electronically on a forum that predates innspiring) so it is a bittersweet leaving but I am ready not to do this every single day. 

I hope to keep my hand in the business with some innsitting work that I have lined up already and will look at expanding that, but not until after the summer.  My DH was asked to increase his software consulting hours for a company that he free lances for earlier this year, so we should be able to stay partially employed for a while.  We are also building a house (right next door to the Inn) and the process of doing that in a historic district will occupy us for a year.  I expect to keep a lot of my volunteer and tourism work going for awhile, as well.  I expect that I will find that I never really had time to do it all before, and I'll still be busier than I want to be.

I do love this forum and its participants, and am really grateful that swirt was able to put this together after other less-than-satisfying experiences.  Power to Innspiring - long may our mailbox flag wave!  Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us that my next post will be as an innsitter...

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I know just how you feel, we have two days and a wake up to finish doing the same thing every single day-I have been accepted to the University in WV so I am going to finish my BA-We are also open to do some interm-innkeeping in the summer while im out of school...we already have one in July. Good luck-we are ready for our next adventure!

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Congratulations and best wishes on your future endeavors Smiling

 

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Chris was wondering what the status was on next door!!!!  And when are you coming down to Charlottesville!!!!!  Watch out, he'll try to hire you!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!!

Riki

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 Wow - I saw your post on fb and went scrambling back to see what was happening. I wish you all the best!

 

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Congratulations and best of luck on your future endeavors!

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Congratulations muirford!!!   That is great news for you.  I know, that once you make the decision to sell... it can't go fast enough... errr maybe that was just me  ;)

I have greatly appreciated all of your contributions here and hope that you will continue to share what you know so well.

Best wishes and good luck with the next chapter.

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You have been a voice of wisdom for all of us!  Wishing you all the best in your new endeavors...don't look back!

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Wishing you the VERY BEST with all your future plans. Don't be a stranger here on the forum. You are loved and we all still have lots we can learn from you. 

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Congratulations and best wishes! Your insight and advice has been invaluable!

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I think the addition to the ranks of an experiences and fully competent innsitter is a total asset to the industry! just wish you were in the UK! DH and I could do with a week off! lol

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Congratulations and all the best on your transition to occasional inn sitter.

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Best wishes for the next chapter of your life.  Hope your construction plans go well and that your paperwork stays manageable.  Even though my B&B is not really on the way to anywhere else, the welcome mat is always out.

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Innkeep wrote:

 Even though my B&B is not really on the way to anywhere else, the welcome mat is always out.

Could be to my place!  welcome mat out here also!  Have you tried a "Road Trip"?

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Ice
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Best of Luck to you!

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Congratulations! It has taken a while, but all things happen as they are supposed to. May your next phase in life be as fulfilling or better.

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Thats great! Now a new chapter of your life will begin. We hope you will still stick around and be a part of this wonderful group!

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Hillbilly wrote:
We hope you will still stick around and be a part of this wonderful group!

Absolutely! We can always use, as JB said, someone who is "a voice of reason on this forum, professional, innspiring to the umpteenth degree!"

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Thanks for being such an innspiration in those earlier days.  We  started up as people here were leaving that other forum.  When I came up for air, it took a little while to find this one (but not long!), so glad I did.  If you're ever in SW WA, Please stop in!

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Congratulations and best of luck!

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Change might bring new and better things ?  WE all wish you a Happy-Great-Fun  future !

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Good luck and have a great change of pace.

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How exciting for both of you!  Yes indeed you will be busier than ever..take that from a retired innkeeper. It is bittersweet I know but the best is still ahead and we are still good friends so keep in  touch!  Best wishes!!!!

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From my own innkeeping perspective, I would like to thank you for being a voice of reason on this forum, professional, innspiring to the umpteenth degree!

You are more than an innkeeper, you are a leader not just here but in our industry, and for that I am grateful to call you my innmate.

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I'm crying even tho I know we're friends and that part isn't ending.

Best wishes. You know where I live, don't be a stranger. 

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