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flowers0001My latest adventure isn't actually taking me anywhere! It is going to bring adventure right into my home in my new Airbnb venture.

It's something I have mulled over for a while and finally decided to do it. In some ways, it's exciting; in others, scary! I'm not used to having anyone, let alone strangers, in my home as I have lived alone (except, of course for Hinckley and Buddy) for several years. On the other hand, it will be fun to meet new people and of course, the added income will be very helpful. But the process seems secure and Ryan has done it with his guest room with no issues, and he uses the service when he travels, as do Mardelle and Jim.

So I am biting the bullet and getting things prepared. It's not just a matter of putting clean sheets on the bed! The bathroom is being spruced up, something I have wanted to do since I moved in here 11 (yes 11) years ago! MiracleMethod came in and in 2 1/2 hours made the tub/shower look like new! And with all new fixtures that Danelle (Susan's daughter) and John installed, it's magic! I know, lots of exclamation marks because it is so amazing seeing the difference.

Then the bedroom. New duvet cover, sheets, pillows, window shades. With Mardelle's help, decided how to set the room up; where to put the small chairs I hope to score at Habitat for Humanity today; where to put the coffee maker, microwave and small fridge so they are unobtrusive but handy. Some airbnb people offer use of the kitchen, but I don't want to do that except under special circumstances, hence the small appliances in the room.

As soon as the setup is complete, I will post pictures and the link to my airbnb page.

Wish me luck - and nice guests!