When I asked dream jobs, I didn’t tell you about my ideas of a dream job. I have several ideas of things I would like to do but mostly I’m just dreaming. When I worked at a real job, I had two of the best jobs ever and I would go back to either of those jobs any day . . if I needed a work outside the home type job. I realize having two jobs that were great was pretty lucky but here are ideas I’ve had about things I’d like to do.
1. When we were in Kentucky, they were building new elementary schools and they would sell off some of the older elementary schools. Most were old and pretty small as far as schools go. I always dreamed of renovating one of the old schools and having a wing of sleeping quarters, then a wing of sewing rooms — sewing machines, long arm machines, cutting tables all set up. I would have laundry facilities and have a place set up where we could dye fabric. If I suddenly had 48 hours in my day, I would have an herb garden where visitors could experience fresh herbs and then, of course, a huge kitchen and eating area where meals would be served, fresh herbs would be used and canning classes could be taught. The plan was to have classes — people could sign up for a few days of classes on the longarm, or for canning classes or they could just come and spend a few days to get away from home — sew, or quilt or work in the garden and have all their meals provided. I figured I’d have facilities for men (bathrooms/showers) so if someone’s husband or even men quilters wanted to come, they’d be welcome too.
2. A bed and breakfast. That was mentioned by others too. I would love to have a B&B with pretty gardens, have yummy snacks in the evenings and breakfast in the mornings. I’d have beautiful bedrooms with lots of quilts and fresh flowers in the rooms.
3. Another idea I’ve had is to have meals to go. I would publish the menu for the week on a website and people would order at least 24 hours ahead of time, pay and then come to the drive-thru and pick it up, all packaged and ready to go. They’d have “home cooked” meals at home without having to cook or clean up a mess. Say Wednesday was Spinach meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, fruit salad, homemade rolls and a choice of a slice of either coconut, chocolate or buttermilk pies. Customers would have to order before the end of the day on Tuesday and they would say they wanted 2 adult servings, 2 child servings and their pie would be 2 coconuts, 1 chocolate and 1 buttermilk slice. They would pay online using a credit card and then pick up their food at a drive through. The food would be taken home, heated if necessary (hot food would be hot when they picked it up).
The food idea would have to be done in a separate building because kitchens have to be inspected and licensed and that doesn’t happen with a dog in the house.
Just ideas — probably not something we’ll ever do but you never know about us! 🙂