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Dear Fellow Innkeepers,
We are in our mid 70s and, with no prior experience, bought our 3 guest room B&B in October. We are in a lovely small town and are having the time of our life. Much of our business comes from local folks celebrating all sorts of events. It is a joy to be part of the fabric of our town. If it ever stopped being fun I guess we could just pull up the sign, sit on the front porch and drink lemonade. Anyway just wanted to say hello.
 

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Welcome from NE. I have 1 room and 2 suites. Am looking forward to retirement from my full time job next year and just have the B&B. Most of the innkeepers here are younger, I think I was the oldest until now (still close) you told us how old you are. Do you find it hard to keep up sometimes?
 

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Sounds wonderful!
 

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Welcome from NE. I have 1 room and 2 suites. Am looking forward to retirement from my full time job next year and just have the B&B. Most of the innkeepers here are younger, I think I was the oldest until now (still close) you told us how old you are. Do you find it hard to keep up sometimes?.
Dear Hawley,
At this point no but I do squeeze in an occasional afternoon nap. This adventure energizes me I enjoy cooking and mixing with the guests, and Sharon and I have gotten the room cleaning down to a science. When my daughter found out we were doing this she actually said, "But Dad you are old and are going to die soon." I immediately informed her she was stricken from the will. to which she said, "Great then I can stop being nice to you!" So life is just fun and of course my dear daughter is still an heir. Our web site is higginshouse.com
Sincerely,
Lou
 

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WELCOME TO THE FORUM!
We had guests who caught your auto train from there to DC with their motorcycle this past week.
 

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Welcome! This is a great forum - very helpful folks! I can barely do this in my 40's - kudos to you :)
 

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Hi and Welcome to the forum & to the industry!!! Wish you the best.
 

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Welcome. You are an inspiration to all of us who want to continue doing this even when we are older.
I have been to Sanford. My daughter in law used to live there and my son lived in Lake Mary, FL. After they married they lived in Debary for 2 years before moving to Colorado.
What a beautiful area!
 

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Welcome! Gosh...more power to you and best wishes. After 6 years of innkeeping my back gave out and we retired and I am only 61
 

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Welcome. You are an inspiration to all of us who want to continue doing this even when we are older.
I have been to Sanford. My daughter in law used to live there and my son lived in Lake Mary, FL. After they married they lived in Debary for 2 years before moving to Colorado.
What a beautiful area!.
Small world alert!!!!
My brother lives in Sanford and my Daddy lived in Debary until I brought him to my place to die. My niece now lives in and owns his house.
do-do-doooo-do
 

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Welcome from NE. I have 1 room and 2 suites. Am looking forward to retirement from my full time job next year and just have the B&B. Most of the innkeepers here are younger, I think I was the oldest until now (still close) you told us how old you are. Do you find it hard to keep up sometimes?.
Dear Hawley,
At this point no but I do squeeze in an occasional afternoon nap. This adventure energizes me I enjoy cooking and mixing with the guests, and Sharon and I have gotten the room cleaning down to a science. When my daughter found out we were doing this she actually said, "But Dad you are old and are going to die soon." I immediately informed her she was stricken from the will. to which she said, "Great then I can stop being nice to you!" So life is just fun and of course my dear daughter is still an heir. Our web site is higginshouse.com
Sincerely,
Lou
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I see on your web site you make Ebleskiver. I have watched youtube on making it and purchased the pan, but haven't had a chance to work on it to see if I can make them. How do you serve the lemon curd with the ebelskiver? That would be really interesting.
 

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Welcome from West Virginia with family in your city.
 

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Welcome! Gosh...more power to you and best wishes. After 6 years of innkeeping my back gave out and we retired and I am only 61
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Welcome! Gosh...more power to you and best wishes. After 6 years of innkeeping my back gave out and we retired and I am only 61
You're just a spring chicken.
I cannot imagine doing this work past 65, bless all of you who labor on...

As my neck is still messed up and I have been a waste of space for days (yes, getting it together have a new dr appt, argued with the chiro who said it is simply a relapse - an easy word for them to use)... I thought to myself today, you know I would LIKE to give more time to the guests, but currently I cannot, there is no debate about it, just simply cannot. I don't know how older innkeepers do it, they must have a heckuvalot more energy than I do!!
 

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Welcome from NE. I have 1 room and 2 suites. Am looking forward to retirement from my full time job next year and just have the B&B. Most of the innkeepers here are younger, I think I was the oldest until now (still close) you told us how old you are. Do you find it hard to keep up sometimes?.
Dear Hawley,
At this point no but I do squeeze in an occasional afternoon nap. This adventure energizes me I enjoy cooking and mixing with the guests, and Sharon and I have gotten the room cleaning down to a science. When my daughter found out we were doing this she actually said, "But Dad you are old and are going to die soon." I immediately informed her she was stricken from the will. to which she said, "Great then I can stop being nice to you!" So life is just fun and of course my dear daughter is still an heir. Our web site is higginshouse.com
Sincerely,
Lou
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I see on your web site you make Ebleskiver. I have watched youtube on making it and purchased the pan, but haven't had a chance to work on it to see if I can make them. How do you serve the lemon curd with the ebelskiver? That would be really interesting.
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Hi,
The way it works is that the lemon curd, or whatever such as tiny chocolate bits goes in the middle. Put a scant tablespoon of batter in first. (Actually first put in a dollop of melted butter) then a small hunk of curd, then more bater on top. People love it. I have also just learned to make bananna foster crepes. But thats a story for another time.
Sincerely,
Lou
 

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Welcome from N.E.
and cheers to your new venture. It sounds like you have the perfect attitude and positive outlook for inn-keeping!
 
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