This whole Coronavirus thing is out here really having the audacity to ruin lives. Excuse me ‘Rona, but I need money for bills and by the way, the hotel dead as fuck. We haven’t had a lot of check ins lately. Mostly, they come from the outside work. One of them hit on me, I think. He’s got a wife and kids; I’m assuming since he was with a woman and referred to her as mom to one of the 2 kids, he had with him. Usually husbands or wives do that while aunts and uncles, etc., say “Your mom” or something along those lines. Either way, I’m a bit uncomfortable but maybe I was wrong and he wasn’t flirting a little too hard. One of my coworkers, maintenance dude, who overheard our conversation while he was working on our computers in the business center said he was flirting. Anyway, I’m glad I finally typed that down cuz it has been bugging me since I saw the woman and kids with him.
My schedule is all wonky because they had to shut breakfast down and make to-go bags for everyone. I won’t even have any front desk shifts next week because bossman was told to cut some hours. I should be fine with this upcoming paycheck but next paycheck, depending on how the week after next go, might be crap. I was given a number and a website to go this morning for financial help because millions of people across the globe are experiencing financial need because of the virus.
I feel like that’s all we are talking about these days, too. It’s getting tiresome but, for some reason, talking about something else seems wrong. The virus is making a pretty serious impact on everyone these days. My friend from Maine is stuck in Peru with her mom and can’t get back to Maine and Ana was almost stuck here, in Alabama, but her flight back to Florida was just delayed.
Speaking of Ana, I had quite a fun memory made the other day. Her dad invited me over to eat steaks with them and afterward Ana took me on the four-wheeler. Little John went on the fast one and Ana and I went on the one with 2-wheel drive. Thing is, we saw a puddle that we really wanted to go through but turns out the puddle was pretty much a mini lake cuz my left leg sunk just past my knees when the four-wheeler’s back left tire sunk into the water. It was low-key nerve wracking but oddly fun to get really muddy and have the three of us push it out. Somehow, we got it unstuck and finally got home. My shoes are goners but they were my least good pair and easily replaceable so nothing really lost.
I really need to go to sleep but I accidentally napped, twice, so now I’m more awake. I have to be at work tomorrow at 6am. It’s 11pm right now so I won’t be getting much fluid sleep tonight.