A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INNKEEPER

6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wake up, clean up from a night’s sleep. Prepare for the day’s breakfast, make coffee, set the morning table, put out the early bird coffee for the guests, place the morning juice, and fruit appetizer.

Breakfast table set

Breakfast table set

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. We greet and introduce guests and then they seat for a family style breakfast. After a short Thanksgiving; coffee or tea are served to the guests as they begin the breakfast. The dishes for the appetizer are collected and the main course is presented. The guests enjoy passing the egg, meat and starch portions around the table. We retire to the kitchen to clean-up the dishes, pots and pans and to prepare the last course.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We return to converse with our guests. When the guests are finished their meal, plates are collected and the desert is served with more coffee or tea. Most of the time is spent in interesting and informative conversations with our guests. We talk about their day of excursions, theater, restaurants, family and any other topic they find interesting. We help them plan interesting things to do and places to go during the day.

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our guests either prepare for their day in the County or settle their bill before they leave us. We clean-up the dishes and say our farewells to our guests leaving us.

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We begin the changing of the guests rooms of the guests that left; new linens, towels, cleaning the bathrooms, and finishing touches. We tidy the guests rooms of those who will stay another night. We begin washes and finish the dishes.. A phone call for a reservation may interrupt our work schedule but when there are two of us, the work load shifts easily for one to the other.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The wash goes into the dryers, enjoy a little lunch, the menu for the next day is prepared, laundry is folded and what is needed to be ironed, ironed. The books are brought up-to-date, phone calls are answered and food is started for the next day’s breakfast. On some days we go shopping for groceries, visit friends, make appointments, or do yard work.

WalnutLawn-x-breakfast-food-33small4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We are ready to greet any new guests to the Walnut Lawn Bed and Breakfast. Whatever work needs to be finished is completed. A healthy evening meal is enjoyed and a game of Yahtzee begins an evening together. There are always time to call family and friends to catch up on what’s happening with them. Calls may come in for a reservation or from those pesky salespersons.

8:00 p.m. to ??? It’s time to relax and look forward to another day. Each day at the Walnut Lawn Bed and Breakfast seems like a Holiday and every meal seems like a Feast.

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