|Ryan contemplates "How am I going to do this?"|
|Ryan unties the ropes|
What got me today was one lady who called to make a reservation for next week and wanted me to assure her that there would be NO STRAWBERRIES at the breakfast. Well folks, we DO HAVE STRAWBERRIES. She said "I can't even have strawberries NEAR any of the food!" Well, you know what dearie? Don't stay at any hotels or go out an eat, that's my advice.
|Ryan unloads...the first tree|
This is just one example of why I like working at a hotel. I never ceased to be amazed at what hotel guests request, ask or do. I've been in the hospitality business for over ten years now and there is always something new that I haven't faced before. Someday I will have to write a book about my experiences.
|Ryan delivers...the first tree. Beautiful....tree.|
For now I'm trying to keep my life in balance and not being too successful. I have a couple of tons of top soil that is to be delivered next week. That delivery was delayed because of all the rain and the compost people rightly believed I would be paying for wet dirt. I need the top soil to build a mound around my new river birch trees. I had those delivered last week by "Ryan" (a hunk and a half thank you please).
|Ron digs a hole (not the first or last he will ever dig)|
Sometime next week we have to go to Pennsylvania to my brother's to pick up my Mom's wheelbarrow that is almost brand new and now not used by my brother (he's not a gardener like me). And to top everything else off one of our sprinkler heads in our irrigation system popped yesterday. I got home too late to call the irrigation people to come out and fix it.
And cleaning the house? Forget it. Now that my whole schedule is disrupted by working full-time, our normally pristine abode will have dust bunnies abounding.
I'm trying to keep up on my blogs. Stream of consciousness here. I was talking to my brother about working full-time and he understood completely. He's also retired. He said he couldn't do it now. I'm doing it but I'm struggling. It's hard to believe that in my previous life I used to commute back and forth to Philly every day and come home and do yard work until dark and on the weekends do all my chores. Who was THAT PERSON?