Wow. It’s been 15 days since I’ve last been here?
Lots has happened, that’s for sure. I’ve worked 13 of the last 15, so that’s somethin’. During that time we had a full day without internet, and a full day without water. Luckily, the day without internet, very few guests in our sold out hotel were around. They were at the game or at their awards banquet. But the next morning, they were all just getting up and showering when the water main broke. Some guests told stories of sending their spouse out for pool water to rinse off with. Others used bottled water that we were passing out. Thankfully, most were understanding that it wasn’t our fault necessarily, but we still comped close to 30 rooms for the inconvenience. Being a Sunday, most of the guests checked out, so it was only the employees who had to suffer without water and A/C and bathroom usage until 4 that afternoon. Our poor housekeepers were cleaning all our rooms with bottled water. Another fun experience under my belt.
But it’s those kind of days that make me truly appreciate my days off. I used one of them to catch up with Mario. She’s been almost as busy as I, and I was missing her badly. We’d been talking about going to a Cardinals’ game together for a long time, and so we finally set a date.
Boy was it fun! Before the game, we did some shopping, ate some lunch, and got our nails done.
Since I work near the stadium, we parked at the hotel, and walked. Good thing we were early. Her free honor roll seats were a long way up. But the view was good.
We were laughing about being in the nosebleed section, when a little girl sat down next to us with her dad. “See Daddy?” she said. “I told you they’d be great seats!” And suddenly, we thought they were too.
We treated ourselves to some nachos, and some ice cream, and enjoyed the game with the beautiful night sky in the background.
A Cardinals win made it the perfect ending to a perfect day.