Folks, I'm almost there! OMG, did I ever get a good night's sleep last night. These past three weeks seem like somebody else's life.
Thursday night I went back to work for the first time in two weeks exactly. I know because I didn't get a pay. Yep, I timed my health drama exactly to coincide with my two week pay period. Well, at least that was neat.
So I go to work Thursday night, 3 to 11 pm. Actually I went in an hour early because my co-worker had to leave early. I went in at 2 pm and worked until 11 pm. And wouldn't you know it the hotel had an "event." This one was a wedding rehearsal dinner Yep, a WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER. These straight folks really make a big deal about weddings don't they? And to think Bill and I took Jack and Judy D., our wedding witnesses to the Bay Leaf restaurant in Milton after we got married in Georgetown on July 3rd. And that was it for us folks. No big deal with the grandparents and grandkids coming in form all parts of the country for THE BIG WEDDING. But I digress.
|My Wedding Party - yes, this was it - FOUR PEOPLE|
So here I am, back at work, a little wobbly and light headed after a two week bout with kidney stones and the aftermath, and I have the wedding guest checking into the hotel. Just between you and me folks, next to sports teams, the worst guests you want to have if you're working at a hotel are wedding groups. They are a PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHAT. But I'm digressing again.
|The Horde coming into the hotel "Do you have a pool?"|
So I get through the night only to have to go to work the next morning at 6:30 am. Yep, that was a short night. The daytime front desk clerks helps to set up the breakfast prior to the breakfast hostess coming in around 7 am to complete the set out for breakfast at 8 am. Well, wouldn't you know it but the new breakfast hostess was delayed and didn't get in until 8:15 am. Yep, that's right folks.....Ron did the WHOLE breakfast. Of course I wasn't surprised when I first unlocked the doors to the hotel at 6:30 am I had a guest waiting for me asking "When's the coffee going to be ready?" I said "Give me ten minutes" and I was off and running. Oh yes, he was a wedding guest and there is a coffee maker in his room but still....no surprise this was a wedding guest after all. Their main problem is that they want their hotel rooms and accommodations to be EXACTLY like their home. Ain't going to happen but they try, the dears.
After the hostess came in, I could go back to my regular position looking pretty and helpful behind the front desk (which I do quite well thank you).
The rest of the day went well but it was a long day. Monica my relief came at quarter to three, and after updating her on the particulars (we do that at every shift change, hotel stuff), I skeedadeld out of there. As soon as I got home and removed my hotel garb, I hit the sack for a solid hour and a half nap.
|Passing the baton to the next shift|
I got up, had a light dinner (no lunch, quite impossible when working a front desk at a hotel, it's an accomplishment that I can even go to the bathroom without someone calling or stopping at the front desk - nothing like pee interruptus to throw off your day). And yes, I do wash my hands when I'm done (I know some of you were wondering).
After dinner I talked to Bill for a while (he hasn't seen much of me the past two days) and then I decided to go to bed early because I was still tired. Man was I tired.
I don't know what I did but I finally got to bed around 8:30 pm and only woke up about five times during the night to take a pee (I still have that stent in me). When I finally got out of bed this morning at 6:05 am I felt SOOOO GOOD. God, for the first time in WEEKS I felt like a normal 71 year old gay white male (whatever that's supposed to feel like). Man, so refreshed. So this is what it's like to be ALIVE!
So here I am, 10:24 am now, finally updating my blog with rambling thoughts (it's my blog, I can write want I want to - sung to the melody of Lesley Gore's "It's My Party").
Know what folks? Laying down felt so good, I'm going to do it again before I go to work this afternoon at 2:30. And oh yes, the wedding guests are still there. Bring 'em on!