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On Being Left Without Adult Supervision

January 25th, 2012 by theAddison

We frequently get asked by our guests about our down-time, those chances to get away from the inn and relax. Truth be told, we don’t need that much away time from the Addison but we have had the inn closed for the last couple of days.

Shannon and Lee are off at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) conference in Little Rock Arkansas. We think it is important to keep up with current trends, learn about changes in our industry and just hang out with other innkeepers for a few days. The seminars cover a wide range of topics including marketing, food preparation and presentation, financials and keeping your sanity in a 24-7 environment.

So what have I been doing while left without adult supervision? The fire alarm system has been tested (a noisy annual event), I had some contractor work done that was best done without guests in the house and we did some extra deep-cleaning. But mostly, I have been relaxing. The weather has been gorgeous with 70+ degrees and sunshine each day. I spend a little more quality time with Maggie Doone and One-Eyed Louie which is always a good thing. The phones keep ringing with Spring reservations and there is always a constant task list of gardening work to look after but mostly I have been sleeping in (until 6:00 today!) and exhaling a little more than inhaling.

The sun, she shines. The birds, they sing. I live on an island in Florida and am, for the most part, a master of my own destiny. Can it get any better than this?

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