June 11th, 2007


On the Road with Cat part 2: stolen moments

I did the two errands I planned to do: brought my cable box to the cable company and had the service cut off, and sent a package through UPS. I stopped at a market-deli and grabbed a sandwich and snacks and headed for the motel. I hoped that my room would be done, cleaned, but it wasn't. I am finding it awkward to work this part out. I have the time to sleep all day if I want, almost, but I need to be gone or my cat needs to be in his carrier when the room is cleaned. I have considered telling them just to skip my room. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow. Is that what they call "European style"? Providing for a stay at the beginning and then leaving them alone? That's how Steve managed the Beat and Lautner motels and I loved that total solitude. Collapse )

On the Road with Cat part 4: laundry!

My last effort of the day was to do the laundry that had accumulated in the last day or so. One other thing I like at Motel 6 is that they have washers and dryers. Excellent! They understand me. They understand so many of us.

When I brought my load to the laundry, though, both washers and both dryers were in use. I had to come back a few times more to get my load in, and then I had to wait to get a dryer. There is no change machine and I didn't have enough quarters so I had to go to the desk and get what they could give me, and then I managed to feed quarters into someone else's dryer!

But again, sunk costs. Over. I put quarters in my own machine and got it running and about 70 minutes later (these are not speed dryers) my load was done. Whew.

So much better than having to go to a laundromat, where I would probably have to either bring Bullet or leave him alone for hours.

I searched for Accor Hotels on BuyandHold.com, where I have an account, but it wasn't one of their choices. If it were I would invest.