Many years ago, John decided that he and I should buy a Bed & Breakfast somewhere in picturesque New England and leave the Washington DC area behind us.
“No,” I said immediately, the first time he procured an ad for one.
My husband didn’t understand why I wasn’t jumping at the chance.
“Why not? It’s perfect for us!”
“What would your role be at “our” B&B?”
“Well, I’d …”
I stared him down, believe me. Because you see, John doesn’t cook. He doesn’t clean. And he’s an introvert. If you are an old friend or family, John will welcome you graciously. Otherwise, he will say hello, and quickly make his way to another room and go back to his book.
And his lack of handy-man skills is legendary.
I would have to do the cooking, the cleaning, the welcoming, the chatting everybody up. I’d have to work the toilet plunger.
“No,” I repeated. “I do not want to run a B&B.”
But YOU might want to. YOU — You know — the person reading this, scratching his/her/its head.
This morning I learned about a wonderful opportunity. The owner of the Deerfield Valley Inn is retiring, and holding a contest for her replacement B&B-er. Check out the link on the Huffington Post. And do listen to the video in that link and hear all the particulars.
For $150 and the winning essay, the Deerfield Valley Inn can be yours. The essay? Here’s your prompt; in 250 words or less tell the current owner your story:
“This is my dream: To own and operate a Vermont country inn.”
I’m having trouble getting the link about the contest to load, so here is a Hotels.com video of the Deerfield Inn so you can see it.
We are all writers, here, in the ‘sphere. One of us should be able to nail this contest and change their life.
Go for it!
And save a nice room for me for Columbus Weekend, Fall 2016!