Spring time finally seems to be at the Inn. The flowers, plants and grass are starting to grow. We have been busy at the Inn getting ready for the season. This winter has been very slow to say the least but we are looking forward to the guests that will be visiting us. We are up in business 167% from this time last year. I would like to thank everyone who as already booked your visit with us for this year. Thanks Ed
We have been working hard at the Inn trying to complete all the work before winter sets in. We have encountered a few delays due to weather and vendors. This is a brief update for items not completed and new dates for completions.
Doggy Hotel new opening date is November 15th.
Bathroom addition for the Lodge new date is October 31st. But the area of the bathroom with the toilet will be ready by October 16th.
Putt Putt nine hole course Spring of 2010.
6 room barn loft hunting lodge Spring of 2010.
Coffee and juice station any day waiting on special filters.
Finial upgrade on wireless. End of the week of the 16th October.
I want to thank all the recent gueast for their kind comments on the Inn. “The Patch is Back”
My life here at the Patchwork Quilt Country Inn has been the biggest challenge of my life. My Husband and I bought this beautiful Inn in Feb of this year 2009. I will not lie it has been a very busy road to tarvel for me. How I came to learned about B&B’s was my husband, Ed would take me to a lot of B&B’s in this country and others and I experienced what a B&B was. I never know that people rented the rooms out and offered a great breakfast. Well a lot has been done to the Inn since we bought it and it looks so beautiful thank you “sexy”, I love it and so do our friends. How I manage to stay strong and hold it all together, there is this one man who taught me how to work my butt off and walk that extra mile to get were I wanted to go, or who I wanted to become and that special man of my life that I married 25 years ago next month August 17th 2009. I want to say a special thank you to my husband “Sexy”, I have not told you this enough that I love you so much and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything, with out you I would be lost. My life here now that Ed is working on otherthings, has been hard and fun but worth every long day. My daughter Samantha and her girl friend Heather have been a very big help. Becoming a Innkeeper has been a wonderful experience and I love it, I get to meet new people that become new friends that come back to visit us often. At first they are our guest but by the time they leave they are our friends and that is what I enjoy the most. I was very afraid of trying something new, I have been so used to construction I was sure I would do that for the rest of my life. Being an Innkeeper is a lot to handle to say the very least. I have to make sure that our breakfast is the best and no one goes away hungry, In deed that’s what I always do. The rooms have to be cleaned to my standers (and if you know me that is very high) and comfortable for when the guests or friends arrive. I will be here blogging so I hope all you Innkeepers and everyone else that blogs come and blog along with us. There is much more to come. Tammy
It has been far to long from the last posting but as always there seems to be more work to be done in a day then hours given to us. We have just completed putting a new roof on the Lodge and rec room and repaired other areas of the roof on the main Inn and barn. Must of the last 3 weeks where dedicated to exterior items. We painted all the exterior wood and replaced the main exterior columns at the dining entrance. Since we purchased the Inn I have cleaned the gutters and downspouts every month so it did not take me long to figure out I need to install gutter guards so I did that as well. We then cleaned what we could of the old owners junk from the barn. Just to let you know how much junk there was it took a 40 yard dumpster (no joking) The old owner was a real collector of junk. But we all know the saying one man junk is a other mans treasure I just would have hope he took his treasure with him. Other items worked on where fixing all the drains so the water would drain off the driveway and repairing the concrete stairs to the dining room and the computer room. As always Tammy is working her tail off with the cleaning of the Inn. I swear she must start at one end of the Inn and A week later she right back at the same area doing it all over again. I am not sure what kind of grass we have but it grows like a weed. If rain is even in the forecast it well grow three inches. Until the next posting thanks for reading the blog and take care Ed
Well where to begin. So much to write about and so little time to do it. My wife and myself better know as aka Tammy and Ed McKean are truly newbies to the Innkeeper world. We have just recently purchased the Patchwork Quilt Country Inn. A Bed and Breakfast in northern Indiana in a small but lovely town of Middlebury in the heartland of the Amish community. We also have are hands full with four children 3 on their own and one still in the nest and a construction company (EKM Construction) needless to say we live a very busy life. If not for my wife Tammy who gives me all her love and strength this dream of ours would not be possible (I love you sexy)
The blog site is brand new. This is the first post of many to come. My wife and I will be posting the daily (if possible) life of the patchwork with many other postings on categories ranging from local events to recipes, website building, Quilting topics and many other topics we feel will help people understand what is going on at the Inn. I would like to take some time to thank my bother Kevin who has worked very long nights building the web and blog site, Thanks Kevin for all your help we truly could have not done this with out you. This blog site is known as a blogalong if you do not understand it like myself you should really click the link What is a Blogalong? and blog along with us. I hope to have other Innkeepers, quilters, self website builders just to name a few types of people to help us with the day to day problems and joys in being a Innkeeper. I hope you keep up with the site and please feel free to leave a post or comment. Thanks Ed