Well, we finally landed a job! Since we live here now (LOL!), we thought it was important to do something a little more meaningful with our time. We recently received an offer we just couldn’t refuse, and we started work yesterday. What are we doing, you ask? We are stripping! Yes, you read that correctly! Stripping! Craig and I have done nothing of the sort before, especially as a couple. We felt the time was right as we might be here for… who knows how long, and doing something meaningful is better than just killing time. It will certainly give us a chance to meet more people, put a smile on their face (I hope), and be a little more social than we have been in recent days. Getting outside one’s comfort zone is always a good thing, right?
As previously mentioned, our first day on the job was yesterday. We found out early on that stripping is a physically demanding job! I had a pretty good idea what we were in for, but never knew just how physically demanding it would be. Especially at this age! I usually have difficulty getting to sleep at night, but I am happy to report that I was dozing off before 8:30 last night. Yep, slept like a baby!
Early to rise this morning at 6:45, we were eager to report for duty. Everyone was so pleased with our performance yesterday that we were invited back today. We knew today was going be another good day, and it was! Someone even threw us a tip. Yes, it really happened! Even though we have learned a lot in our first two days, all good things must come to an end, right? Tomorrow just may be our last day… stripping. The physical exertion is just way too much for these old bones to bear!
Let me back up. I may have erroneously omitted one important tidbit of information. We were stripping wallpaper at the Auction Restaurant across the street. The same folks who own the hotel also own the restaurant, among other things around town. We received a call from Brian asking for our help after it was discovered that a water valve broke in their restaurant, covering the entire restaurant with 20,000 gallons of water! Needless to say, it’s repair/reno time! We were there will bells on. Really!
Fate had us just where we were supposed to be… helping these awesome people. I can prove it. The walls were talking to me. LOOK at what I uncovered…
After arriving back “home” at the hotel, we nuked a nice dinner in the room. De-lish! Popcorn chicken nuggets, asparagus, and beets. Pretty good for a do-it-yourself hotel room meal. With dinner over, I popped a Bit-O-Honey in my mouth and… voila! My crown came off. GROSS! So, I proceeded to send Brian a text asking for his assistance with a dentist tomorrow. He’s on it! (Thank you, Brian. You rock!)
Finally, I received a status update on the rig this evening. It is believed that if the final window comes in as the vendor has promised, our rig will be ready this Friday, or Monday at the latest. Then, it will have to go to PDI (pre-delivery inspection) which we were told should take 3 days. Then, we can move in. Not what I reported before, but close.
Stay tuned for more silly nonsense…