Oh, the joys of owning a historic home in Duluth, MN! As an innkeeper that has owned this 1910 historic brick home, I have come to the realization that it is even far more work than I ever imagined. Luckily there are people and companies coming up with new products every year to help me.
This summer I am experimenting with a flexible rubber product that can be sprayed onto problem leak areas and can even be painted which is a bonus because most cannot tolerate another petroleum product over it. The weatherman is predicting a storm here tonight and I am happy because I will truly be able to see if my hard ingenuity and luck will pay off in the gutter areas that need my attention.
Do you have secrets in repair work on your home that you would like to share? Successes or failures? Stay tuned as this old innkeeper is going to take a break tonight and enjoy a BBQ and a ballgame! Travel to Duluth and stay with us for a night or two and you can see a magnificent mansion that is 101 years old and getting better with age–just as I hope all of us are in life!
Jim Fischer, Innkeeper
“Let the warmth of the firelight surround you!”