Our final evening was spent putting the room together and cleaning.
Wrangling a dust ruffle and a queen-sized mattress is no easy feat! I guess I should lay down the camera and help the man!
Tackling the more "unglamorous" part of running a Bed and Breakfast.
It's now 11:30 p.m. Yawn!
The rest of the weekend was a breeze compared to getting ready. The first morning, nobody wanted to get up early, so our breakfast was actually a late brunch served about noon.
The second morning, we had to do the "get up early" thing. Not so fun. We were shooting for a 9:00 a.m. breakfast (ok - I know it's not THAT early, but for me . . .). Everything was going well until we tried to "slide" the baked eggs out of their custard dishes and onto their muffins. The little buggers just did not want to slide. So . . . we were 15 minutes late with breakfast.
The third morning .. . perfection!!! We felt more rested and had a blast chopping and stirring away at our "Rachel Ray" island. Everything was on the table exactly at 9:00 a.m. The menu was strawberry/banana parfaits, coffee and cream coffee cake (yum!) and two quiches - one tomato and basil and the other spinach and bacon.
Each morning, we tried out a new recipe on our "guinea pigs" and they said everything was delicious.
So - we survived our first test as B&B owners. We still have a lot to learn and a lot of work ahead, but we know that we're definitely in the right place.