When you let something go for as long as I have, it’s easy to just keep letting it go. I suppose I’m not quite ready to quit blogging though, so I’m forcing myself to sit down and write.
It’s not like nothing’s happened here in the last few weeks. It’s just that it’s all been about the hotel, and how many blog posts can be about that?
At least one more, I guess.
We now have 2 working elevators. It was a long time coming – four months in fact – and with a hotel full of 500+ robotics kids and their families, it’s quite a relief not to worry about it this weekend.
I love this robotics convention. The kids are so well behaved and respectful. They spend their time strategizing and planning, not running around the hotel while their parents sit in the dining area with coolers.
Not only that, they stay for 4-5 nights which makes for very easy days once they’re checked in. Easy for the housekeepers, easy for the desk, easy for me. And they LOVE us, which always makes hosting them a pleasurable experience.
Really, the entire city benefits from them. Every hotel is booked up with these competitors and their families, and they all go out in groups to patronize the restaurants.
So it’s a little disappointing that next year will be their last. They’ve come for at least 6 years in a row, and for a reason I’m not privy to, they’re splitting their convention between Detroit and Houston.
It’ll be a huge loss for us. In many ways.
In other news, I’m enjoying having a Saturday off. A rare feat in this industry, but a necessity, as it’s Mario’s Junior prom night. I wanted to be here for her to, you know, write the check for the hair and makeup, and zip up the dress, and soothe her when her shoe broke….
As I was helping her dress, I couldn’t help think how wedding day-ish prom can be. Good practice I suppose.