Tuesday, January 6, 2015
A New Year
Here we are.....2015.....where did 2014 go???? I started this new blog at the end of 2014 and had every intention of writing a new post every week but it just didn't happen. Part of the joy and frustration of having an inn as in most small businesses....you never know when you are going to be crazy busy or crazy slow. Obviously the former is always better, but it does not allow for much time to write posts. As it turns out, we had a very busy fall and holiday season here at the Nathaniel Morris. A sign that the economy is ever so slowly inching it's way up a bit. It really has been about five years since business after Labor Day was a given. Very thankful that this year turned the corner for everyone in this little town. That being said, the holidays are over, it is a new year, and it is time to renew. In previous years we stayed open all year except if we went away. We would take small blocks of time to do a getaway here and there. This year we have decided to close from mid=January until around mid-March. We live here at the inn, so we will be here but will just breathe for a bit. Our inn is in a small shore town. Although the days of the town totally shutting down in the winter are over, having a bed and breakfast does not lend itself to lots of tourist activity, as you can imagine. I will use this time for projects, implementing some business ideas I am conjuring, road trips, reading and whatever else comes my way. I read something yesterday that said there were 20 Mondays until Memorial Day. That folks is not a lot of Mondays...so I will savor this time and utilize it as best I can. I love that that I live in a tourist area. It is the best of both worlds. I love the craziness and flock of people in the summer. I also love the peaceful little town that I live in in the winter. And there is nothing like snow on the beach!