It is officially winter at the Inn. If only I had been ready. If there is one thing I’ve learned in the past year is you’re never ready because the list of to-do items exceeds, by a large factor, the time to do them. Having spent my last Sunday digging out my garage/temporary wood shop from wheelbarrow loads of sawdust, more on that later, I just ran out of energy to prepare my snow beast. I figured, I’ll dig it out and get it ready on Monday. Well it seems snow was on the list for early morning Monday. Turns out snowblowers really dislike wads of leaves. Where in the heck did all the leaves come from? Ah.. the list, that’s right blow and mulch last of leaves before leaving for Germany. We have a few days without night guests which is an odd state of affairs. The Inn seems oddly quiet. We needed the break leading into Christmas. It’s been a fast a furious year.