Whether you are a kid or an adult, I think we can all agree that summer never seems to last as long as you want it to. Here we are now with Labor Day already behind us, and soon the days will begin to take on a cool crisp feeling and the daylight hours will grow shorter bit by bit, whisking us right along into autumn.
But before we are consumed by all things pumpkin and pull out the sweaters from their summer storage, I wanted to take a moment to recap the summer here.
I know this kind of breaks the rules of blogging, but I ask for your indulgence. Blogs should be frequent, quick snippets of daily events. Yes, I try and often fail.
A lot of great guests came through our door this summer, and we’ve had fun seeing you all. We even got to take a few fun days away this summer ourselves, and we made a trip to Boston to see U2 in concert! Another front row experience! That was a blast. Ask us about that trip the next time you come stay with us.
There were a few projects, as well. We painted the metal roof of the garage, and we’ve been working on painting the west exterior side of the house. We’re still working on it, section by section! The garden produced, and is still producing, copious amounts of beautiful tomatoes.
We saw lots of family too. My sister lives in Boston so our concert trip was also a chance to spend time with her. In August my brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece came here to visit us. If you want to talk about fun, take a four year old to Dinosaur Land! That was great.
So there was fun family time, and also serious family time. Both Jonathan and I are at the age where for the past several years we have been seeing our parents growing older and needing us more – a difficult prospect for us since we both have the challenge of being the children farthest away – geographically speaking – and because of the time commitment that the inn requires.
I thought it only fair I shared a bit of our personal journey this summer as we really do consider many of our guests friends. I think you all get to know us just as much as we try to get to know you during your stay.
I do have lots of other things I’ve wanted to share with you all over the summer, I just never got around to writing about them. I hope to revisit all of those ideas over the autumn and be back more frequently. No guarantees, guys. I’d rather spend face to face time with you, or actually be in the thick of a project than be behind the computer, but I’ll give it my best shot.