Today the carpenter came and we worked together to install the blinds and curtains and rods that were still needing to be done. Some things were hung too, like the towel holder and magnetic knife holder. There are just a few minor details, like to clear coat the table I refinished and to clear coat the wooden shelves recently installed in the china cabinet hung on the wall. The inspector specifically stated that wooden shelves must have an easy to clean surface impermable to moisture. So, the dishes have to come out and the shelves, then be coated and dried and everything reinstalled.
A great house cleaning is in order too. The house has been cleaned several times, but has remained empty, so the usual dust and flies have collected. Surfaces need to be disinfected with the sanitizing solution and every solid surface touched needs to be wiped down with the sanitizer. This sounds like it is more work than it is. Once I get in the routine of sanitizing, it is like second nature. Most home owners do a version of this without considering even what they are doing, from the walls to hand rails, to floors.
Once the last cleaning is done, the professional photos can be done. The photos will be used to create the new website and also to put an ad on some sites, like the Alberta Bed and Breakfast webpage, Air B n B, Trip Advisor and so on. When the bed and breakfast was opened previously, there were some very awesome reviews on Trip Advisor, but they were deleted when the listing closed a year ago.
The insurance has been settled. The result of almost a year of negotiations, renovations, innovations and so on is coming to a close. Finally! Yay! It has been difficult to redesign the home. Some of the furnishings were damaged and others were sold when the facilty closed due to the downturn in the economy and the oil industry being nearly closed. The oil business has started to come out of the ashes too, so the timing is perfect.
Moose HIlls Inn will be officially opened for business on January 3, 2017. Wish us luck and do come in for a visit when you are in the area. Moose Hills Inn is going to be fun, with retreat packages being offered, infrared treatments, body annointing, and of course, farm to table gourmet fare. We are specializing in unique diets such as Paleo, GAPS, SCD, AIP and Celiac. If you are following one of these diets, you can preorder your meals and even a birthday cake that is diet compliant. Special charges will apply. Stand by for the official opening on January 3. Ta DA! almost done, except for those last little things.