Remember that war we get born into?
Back the end of August, we had this incredible miracle that Father brought about from one of Satan's counter attacks. Remember, I am attacking every day.... eventually the enemy comes with a counter attack. The August one was tornado type winds that brought down one of our beautiful hundred year old Maple trees....also making it necessary to take down the other one as well.You can see what the place looked like by clicking on our newsletter to the right.
Out of that, our neighbor came to commiserate, chatted with Ellen about the gardens.....just so happens that he is a landscape architect, lives in Minnesota, has purchased the gorgeous old Victorian house on the corner diagonal from us, which he is restoring to its original grandeur.
One thing leads to another, the next we know he is asking us to market his house as part of our B&B. Until this point we had maxed out with our 5 rooms.... suddenly it was possible to add 2 rooms increasing our business potential by 40%...... a pretty neat miracle that the Lord gave us after the loss of our wonderful maples.
Within a week we had the whole thing up on our web-site, adding online booking the next week. Immediately we began booking rooms. It all happened just in time for foliage. It really stretched us seating 16 to 20 for breakfast every day instead of 10 or 12. By the end of foliage, I just crashed big time. Closest thing to getting sick that I had experienced in many years. Figured I was just tired, the cold I thought might come at that point, didn't come and I was back to my old self (pun intended!) after a couple days.
Yesterday, the same thing happened when our very full houses emptied and I sat there totally wasted. Only this time, the cold came on and was full blown this morning. I was blind sided by the enemy..... didn't see it coming. Now we are praying for wisdom and direction on how to keep from putting the old fella into this same position when we get to the next total buzy-ness time here.
Anyway, I am hoping to do more on closing out the year's bookkeeping to report specificazlly what the Lord did here this past year and also having some time to publicly muse more about what I have seen about being born again.