Good Tuesday morning friends!
We arrived in New Jersey Saturday afternoon. We always make hotel arrangements way in advance but this time we didn't. Over the past couple years we had our fill of where we always stayed. The price kept going up but the service/cleanliness went down. The housekeeping was deplorable! So not too far from where that hotel was is a Super 8 that was built just last year so it hasn't really had time to get run down yet. I guess as a rule Super 8's are a no frills chain (I've never stayed in one before so I don't really know). This one doesn't have a fitness room and no microwaves in the rooms. They do offer a refrigerator but it's one of those tiny cube-shaped ones. They were kind enough to let us use two of them and we went to Sam's to get a microwave. There's not one single drawer in this room! There are cubby holes instead.
Here is a picture I took of our home until mid-November:
I had to use the spaces below the TV for our canned goods, etc...so the second bed really came in handy for our clothes. We would be living out of suitcases and tote bags without it. Besides that, Masterchief and I don't sleep well in a King sized bed. It gives him too much room to pivot, leaving me clinging to the corner of the mattress. He says he's trying to "find me". Isn't that sweet? Grrrrr.......
I think the best part of staying here instead of where we were the last couple years is that the staff here speaks English. It is very frustrating to ask for something as simple as towels or a set of sheets and have to play charades to get them!
Masterchief started his training week yesterday. I start next Monday so that leaves this week for me to study...study...study! I will be glad when I don't have to do that anymore like he does. Masterchief has been doing this for so long he can go in there and pass every test without studying at home first.
To keep my head from exploding, I study for a while and then check blogs, email, Pinterest etc...
I can't wait for Thursday when I will meet up with Catherine from Bramblewood Stitches. We will be going to The Strawberry Sampler among other places. I'll be sure to share the details on the next post!
So with all that said I better get back to it. I've really enjoyed keeping current on reading all your blogs. That will end next week when I start work. I'm doing my best to get my "fix" while I can!
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visits so much!