Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Stuff

I added a bunch of new stuff to my Etsy shop today: Lavender and Sweet Orange Essential Oil Lip Balm, Passionfruit Rose Lip Balm and Lavender Mint Essential Oil Fizzy Bath Salts.

Our 18 year old is taking her first overnight trip on her own with just a couple girlfriends on Friday night. She's going to see "Slightly Stupid" in concert in Tampa, about 120 miles from here. We didn't want her to be driving home late at night afterward, so I spent a very frustrating several hours yesterday trying to book a hotel room for 4 teenage girls.

It's not as easy as you might think. Hotels require that the reservation be made in the name of someone at least 21 years old, and the name of the person has to match the credit card you use to make the reservation. So even though 18 year olds can serve liquor as waitresses, vote for the President of the United States or die fighting in a war in the Mideast, apparently they can't check into a hotel room on their own.

Thanks to a really helpful agent on, we were able to work a deal with the manager of a nice hotel right near the concert so that the girls can check in on their own. We have special dispensation from a hotel manager named Frank whom I'd like to give a big hug for being a nice and flexible guy.

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