It will be an anniversary you'll never forget when she's expecting islands in the Caribbean and you bring her to the coast of Maine.
We have PV panels and solar water heaters. Not to save the planet, but because Maine people are thrifty and using free solar power is basic common sense.
The humble Farmer Bed & Breakfast has been licensed with the State of Maine for several years. This is our first adventure with airbnb.
Check out our two bedrooms upstairs with a shared bath @ $80.
This is a downstairs room with a private entrance and private shower. It has one double bed and a single bed. Windows on three sides look out on the apple orchard or 120 rhubarb plants. Most friends who visit do not spend time inside looking out the windows. When Marsha's father lived here, he pulled all the shades and watched TV. There are also two bedrooms upstairs that have shared bath @ $80.
Guests breakfast in our dining room. Friends who come back every season sometimes cook their own meals. Some buy lobsters three miles down the road and we boil them up and all have supper together.
Interaction with guests
Once you have seen humble's solar radiant heated cellar and his 30 PV panels, all of which the old dubber installed himself (with a lot of help from knowledgeable friends), he is more interested in hearing you tell about what you do for a living. He assumes that you have at least a graduate degree or were born and brought up in some exotic place in the world. Like Framingham. humble is a linguist who has been known to give discounts to native speakers of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, Spanish, Dutch, French or Italian who will speak to him only in their native language. But most Europeans would rather slash their wrists than speak anything but English with an American.
humble has made a weekly one-hour jazz/humor radio program for 38 years. Now it only runs in New York City, Rockland, Maine and iTunes. His Op-ed column runs in the Portland Press Herald. humble's TV show, which has the same music and commentary as his radio show, goes into about a million homes in the US and can be seen on YouTube.
humble and Marsha have a lot of friends.
Other things to note
Three or four days a week Marsha works in a lighthouse on Southern Island, located at the mouth of Tenants Harbor. She is, therefore, glad when you want your breakfast at 7 or 0730 so she can make it for you before she goes to work. She has no faith in her husband's ability to fry an egg --- with good reason, because he has never done it. For the past 40 or 50 years humble has had a pan of rolled oats for breakfast. A habit he acquired as an adult male living alone for 20 years.
Yes, she commutes to work by boat. Even humble, who worships his wife, would not try to get you to believe that she could walk out there.
The earlier you want your breakfast, the easier it is for us. 0715 to 0745 is good for us because Marsha has to leave on some days to work in the lighthouse on the island.