Energy savings frustrations

First of all, in regards to my previous post, we did finally get a new vehicle!  Yes, it is another minivan, but Mom’s and B&B owners need them!  It is a Town & Country and we love it and found it with the help of our good friend Chris, who works at St Cloud Hyundai. 

About a month or so ago we installed a new furnace and “on demand” hot water heater.  We know it was a good investment when the furnace installers said (after they saw our ancient furnace and leaking water heaters), “You are going to be very glad you did this!” 

However, the on demand hot water heater has proven to be a challenge to get it to the right temperature settings!  We think we have it figured out now, but if you have one of these systems and have any suggestions, we’d love to hear them!

We had a couple renew their vows on our porch this morning!  How romantic!!  Of course, we think our inn is perfect for events such as that.  We have a wedding scheduled for Saturday as well, so look for photos here and on FB!

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 12:02 am  Leave a Comment  

Awesome car!

OK, this is not totally B&B related, but on my journey to the Twin Cities yesterday, my minivan decided it has served me long enough.  Thankfully, it was kind enough to do so at the Albertville (outlet mall!) exit!  (actually, I did not shop, but rather headed to Caribou Coffee where I could get some work done!)

Our Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan was purchased 11 1/2 years ago, shortly before the birth of our first son.  It was already 2 years old then.  It now has over 220,000 miles on it.  The transmission had been replaced once, but it was the transmission that went again, among other things. 

Our van has been so reliable, we are looking for another of the same type.  Our good friend Chris is helping us with that process and we trust he will find us another awesome ride.  Ok, maybe not a sporty ride, but with kids in sports and long distance traveling, and the occasional trip to the antique stores, a mini van is the perfect choice for us!

There are still 2 rooms available this weekend, so come and enjoy our spring weather!

Published in: on April 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment