I am SOOOO glad I'm not working at the hotel today. I worked last night and the night before and the hotel was jumping. Phones ringing, guests checking in, guests asking questions, phones ringing, guests going out, phones ringing….well, you get the idea. B.U.S.Y. I feel a little sorry for the guests who have checked in who will not have a sun drenched Fourth of July to celebrate on our famed beaches of Rehoboth and Lewes and Dewey. However, the sun is expected to make a grand and glorious return tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. And……I'll be back at
|The Starship Enterprise Command Central - Chekov, Uhura, Captain Kirk and Sulu|
July and the first two weeks of August will be very busy for me. At one stretch I'll be working FIVE days in a row, filling in for a co-worker who is going on vacation. Then, I will be going on vacation. My first in YEARS. Of course regular readers of this blog know where I will be going…….Canada. Toronto to be specific.
I'll be leaving (by plane) August 17th and will not return until August 31st - TWO WEEKS!
The last time I took a vacation for two (or more) weeks was back in my heyday of the 80's when I worked at the bank and had five weeks of vacation every year. That last vacation I took in Provincetown, three weeks, was the best vacation I ever had in my life. Instead of a week's vacation where one hardly has time to settle down, I had a REAL vacation from my every day existence. No TV, no news, no newspapers……..just vaca.
I haven't flown since before 9/11 so this will be an experience. I'm not taking much luggage with me. I find that during past vacations I never wore all the different outfits I took with me so this time I'm traveling light. Have to anyway, who knows what the Homeland Security folks will confiscate in their kabuki dance of airport security theater? Oh yes, the terrorists have definitely won.
|Catching potential terrorists - one at a time|
So folks, I'm going to wrap up this blog posting and retire to my dry bedroom, get my book (a biography of Bob Hope by Arthur Marx - hey, a coincidence since Hurricane "Arthur" is blowing outside) and enjoy this day off in the comfort and security of my bedroom. This is what I LOVE about retirement…..I can do whatever I want to do. LOVE IT!
Have a great day!