Rich texted in response, “Don’t blink.”
Kathleen texted, “Call me.”
Wondering what was up, I called her as we pulled into Limon to eat a bite at Subway. Apparently she’d seen in the paper a job opportunity for me and wanted to tell me about it. The upshot is that I have an interview coming up on Friday.
Thank you, Kathleen, for keeping your eyes open on my behalf. You’re a great friend.
Stay tuned to see what the outcome is.
My life is so interesting. All during the time that I worked at 21st Sensory I knew the Lord Jesus put me in the exact right place at the exact right time. When the company disbanded, I knew the Lord Jesus put me in that position at the exact right time. I have had a great 7 months of unemployment. I have known all during this time that I would go back to work. I know whatever happens I will be in the exact right place at the exact right time, just as I have been for the last (almost)18 years. God is good, indeed.
Soon we reached the outskirts of Denver and I began to get tense. It was the increasing traffic that was making me uneasy. John is an excellent driver, but being in a busy, strange town always makes me nervous.
And there was a little problem. Back a couple of months ago, when we first decided to attend this conference, I made reservations for the 19th and the 20th because I thought we were going to leave on the 18th and get there the 19th. We were in Denver on the 18th so we needed a place to stay.
We went to the hotel we had reservations in, and found out they were filled up for the weekend convention and volley ball (I think) tournament. The front desk clerk at the downtown Ramada told us that the Days Inn had some rooms. She gave us directions and off we went.
We got lost.
John made the suggestion that we go back to the Ramada Inn and make reservations from there, so we did. I stood in line behind a couple, and as I listened, I found they were in the same situation as we were in.
They go the room.
So, I talked to the front desk clerk who called Uptown Ramada to find out if they had a room. They did! So we made reservations from Downtown Ramada and were set, and even given a small discount. Hey! Ever little bit helps! We made our way to that Ramada and when we arrived we got into our room and set our stuff down.
In the bathroom I discovered there was still coffee in the coffee maker from the previous guests. I came out of the bathroom and looked more closely at the beds, which didn’t look neatly made at all. I went back to the front desk and told them. They were very surprised and promised to send someone right away.
When I got back to the room, the maid was on her way. I tried to tell her the problem in my broken Spanish, since she didn’t speak much English. She smiled when I said, “Me español is muy malo.” (my Spanish is very bad) but we were able to communicate. She went in the bathroom to clean, and then came out a few minutes later to show me the sink was clogged. So we had to get a maintenance man whose English was only a little better. Between the two of them they got the room clean.
Tomorrow we’d be starting the conference but tonight we drove the streets of Denver and did some drive by shooting (with a camera). We ate dinner at The Paramount and then went to our hotels, ready for a good night sleep. We’d be up early the next morning to get in line for our badges.