Sunday, August 14, 2011

Game Day

Well, Hank and I are finally sitting down after a day and a half of preparation for our first guests' arrival which could be at any moment. I guess "a day and a half" is not completely accurate as we've been prepping for over 7months now. But it feels good. We feel good and pretty proud of what we've accomplished almost completely ourselves on a budget that some would spend on their garage remodel. There is still quite a bit more to do and I know that I will always notice the flaws or imperfections of our rustique farmhouse because that's just the way I am, but even I sighed, "hell, I'd love to stay here," when we finished this afternoon.

Two days ago:


After printing out a changeover checklist on excel, Caleigh and I went to town on the rooms as she began her first job as our "changeover" girl. Lucky for her, we are not booked solid - well, okay, today's guests are our only ones booked so far, but now that we have electricity upstairs, we can finally begin our advertising assault at the tourism offices this week and register with some online travel sites and hopefully pick up some last minute travelers through the fall.


I know, I know, the hallway is still pistachio green, but the fact that there are no longer wires hanging from the ceiling or drywall stacked against the wall was a huge improvement. The entry should be finished in the next week or two.

Shared breakfast station.

Didn't have any flowers blooming so Hank suggested fruit and berries which I think I like more.

Uh oh, I think I hear them coming up the drive. Wish us luck!


  1. Lovely. Hope your first official day went well. How exciting.

  2. Good luck today guys! It looks wonderful and tres francaise.
    xoxo Jil & Mark

  3. The pictures are gorgeous and it's now a Chambre d'hotes anybody would love to stay in. Be ready!
    I am sure all went smooth with your first guests!
    Bisous, Arlette

  4. Everything looks beautiful! Mom