The Lists We Keep In Our Heads...

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As innkeepers you will get this, but anyone who isn't an innkeeper has no idea what I'm talking about or what that list in my head is all about.

The current list in my head....

A power bar with a long cord
An extra hair dryer, just in case
A bottle of moisturising cream, but in a bottle with a pump
Two new night tables, because I don't like the ones that I have and I can't keep them clean enough
A new mattress? Are they all fine or do I need to replace one?
Do I need new pillows? What size? Regular, Queen or maybe King? Do I have enough pillow protectors for them?
Do I need another box of bandages from the dollar store?
Are there enough shower caps?

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Was at box home improvement store to buy a toilet and saw this "model" and it made me chuckle.

When the plumbing dept staff asked what was so funny and I told them they didn't get it at all. No this is not the one we bought, it is an elongated bowl or nothing, but I took this photo:

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I almost choked laughing!

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Heh heh!

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My list involves things like new roofs, new foundations, new windows, new septic systems, etc..........................

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We're doing new roof and new windows, too. Do you need a roof guy? This guy's done a lot of places here and everyone seems happy.

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Not much stays in my head these days.  I have to write it down.  I used to laugh at one of my older friends who used to write her lists on the palm of her hand. .. Not any more do I laugh.

In my head I just hope I can remember the appointments I write down on my calendar.

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I am not adding to this list of lists it gives me a stomach ache. crying

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For the past two nights we have gone out to get things to get a room updated. We have gotten....

Extension cords
Curtain Tie Backs
Soap Pump

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Things still left to do... two tip envelopes, water, extra rug, move chair, lunch, find a cup holder, find a blue box for wipes, find a small basket for amenities, hair conditioner (I have a whole bunch but they are too thick, so I have to water them down or they won't work in the dispenser. You ever heard of something so silly as conditioner that was so damn thick it won't pump?) I will also need a small table put glassware.

Installed tie backs, extension cord and soap pump Smiling

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Got locks

got groceries

took tripod to UPS Drop Odd for return

Got groceries

Forgot Surge protector - CRAP!!!

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shower caps??????

Smiling

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

shower caps??????

Smiling

Shower caps... Gilchrist and Soames. Boxed. 100 to an order. We are going thru a surprising number of them given this is the first year we've had them.

Our clientele is older.

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Bought shower caps at dollar store. 10 for a dollar.

Need to buy make up remover pads. Mine went dry in the pkg. I need some but! I can't seem to get them used up before drying up grrr.

Need to find more bedding. Having two sets of sheets is a lot of work. Darn they don't fit well on the ironing boards either. What have I got myself into !!!!! 

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I found hand wipes that came in a plastic container, so I bought them and used the hand wipes but kept the container for the make up pads. But I keep the cover on the make up pads anyway, because they dry out otherwise.

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I bought on ebay...

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New mulch for out front

Put several small furniture items on Craig$_List

Re-caulk around small room shower

Get car in for service

Take CLR to rust spots on washer

Need new de-humidifier

Deck needs to be restained

Catch up on accounting crap Sad

Vegans this weekend

New towel rack for Med room

Geez...I could do this all night!

 

 

 

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Surge protector strip with longer cord

new hose for yard

2 new padlocks - kind with long skinny bar (daughter lost the one for the shed and the carni is coming soon), need on for water hydrant in yard too

Look for new dispensers (latest new set were dropped by someone and leaked - son tried to seal with super glue, failed

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Dispensers - dispenser. com. Lifetime warranty. They ship the parts to you, you pay shipping only. We bounce them off the floor all the time.

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I have had them but have had leak problems with the last one and got disgusted

 

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Long term:

More pillow protectors (remember to chk am hotl register), build small basic website for new vacation rental (should be finished in another month), repainting will be needed in rooms and hallways this fall, need B and B logo hoodies, new carpet needed in living room also sofa and chair need re-upholstering.  

For tomorrow:

oranges and OJ, bakery macaroons, water hanging baskets, bake bread, plug in hot water dispenser, half and half to guest fridges, print out bills, final room check.

the other shopping and cleaning all got done today.  No guests tonight!

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Pillow protectors - overstock. com. Buy in bulk. They come in packs of 10. Zippered. Easy wash. Hold up well.

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That sounds like exactly what I'm looking for!  thx!

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Skamokawa wrote:

That sounds like exactly what I'm looking for!  thx!

Packs of 6. I just stocked up. King size: #12143341. You can find the other sizes in the same listing.

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new mattress...maybe two

extra hair dryer

replace lights on entry bush

paint cottage

add a second network

caulk skylight

get tree guy to see if we need to take down our favorite tree

replace spot light on cottage

fix leaks (2 of them)

 

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Pillows? Check.

New king bed? Yes, in my head, too. Check.

Screen door? How to add one?

New windows? Double hung, not the ones we have.

Picture frames. Multiple sizes.

Paint the downstairs in our house.

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