Spent two and a half days in Boonville Indiana, my goal was to start sending job applications out in order to try and secure something over in Colorado for the winter. I desire to stay in the state of Colorado while I am waiting out the season so I decided to put the effort in to try and grab a winter dream job in a management position to bolster my resume, already filled with management positions.
I had an old copy of my resume on file on my email account but It needed updating with my last promotion as assistant manager at Denny's. I also needed to craft a cover letter.
I decided to get a motel room while i was working on it. I was really dirty after sleeping on the floor of a dugout at a baseball field and also needed cleaning up. I went to the only motel in Boonville, Motel Mannor.
I entered into the office with my big pack and tried to make some small talk before getting down to business to get my room. The clerk was not having it, I actually think he was the owner...not sure. He said "what do you want!?" after I only muttered a couple of words. "Just a room sir..." i was taken back but completely understood, I smelt, I was dirty, I was wearing a big pack.
He told me the price in a way in which it seemed like he assumed that I didn't have enough to pay for it. I said sounds good. Let me know when I can check in (it was still early morning). I left for a moment and then decided that I would ask if I could use their laundry room (and also squeezed in what I was doing with the pack to ease his apprehensions)
He told me I couldn't, (last motel did), all good... Just will use the tub. Doesn't bother me, there is something that connects when you go about cleaning your own cloths (and doing it well). They turned out cleaner then the machine, I was getting good at it. At least he knew what I had going on and he might warm up. (he didn't, but I saw he had a good heart and was just a strict man)
His family lived at the motel. His daughter and wife talked to me. His daughter was working on a nursing degree and was great to talk to. His wife made some food the night before and offered me the left overs with some crakers.They were really nice and wished me well my trip! Thank you so much!
I really hope the daughter races towards her dreams, I look forward to seeing it she pulls it all off.
Finished applying for jobs, felt pretty good being able to crack it all out with an iPad and Android phone. I made a really decent PDF resume using Pages on the iPad and was able to submit everything with my phone. iPad doesn't have flash :-(. Resumes are in! Yes!
I caught up with some communication. Sometimes I just don't have the power to answer everything without a socket to plug in the phone. It builds up.
Feeling good, got everything caught up and cleaned up, and I am ready to continue traveling along my way :-)