I love the simple swoosh of clouds against the blue San Antonio sky and the evident breeze through the palm fronds.
On another front...
I spent my entire morning trying to find transportation and a motel room for three wayward Tech School grads, V included. It seems they were told that they could not stay on base in their dorm rooms, but told too late to get a room at the base hotel. Well, shoot then. Now what?!
Their plan? Camp out in the Sant Maria airport. Ummm, there's a flaw in the plan... the airport, like most, CLOSES for a while over night!
Yes, I know she needs to learn to be a big girl and there are two other Airmen (males) with her, but there's also each person's two weeks worth of luggage, important documents, carry-ons and the most precious cargo ~ THEMSELVES ~ to consider! My kid was NOT going to sleep on the streets if *I* could help it!
I talked to Faith with Santa Maria Cab Service and she was a DOLL. Not only would she be happy to pick them up at 4:30 am tomorrow, she'd recommend a safe, nice, mom & pop motel for the night.
You take a freaked out AF mom and get a nice, cab-driving woman named Faith on the line and tell me THAT wasn't a hint?! No way. I had Faith. What more did I need?
I called the suggested motel (and called and called until 8am PST) and heard the voice of a sweet lady named Diana. She must be a mom because she "got it" right away. I made a room reservation for the Airmen and they can split it 3 ways and pay in cash when they arrive.
Of course then V texts to see if I can find them a rental car so they can get around, go to a restaurant, etc. After all they have all day. They'll arrive in Santa Maria around noon.
Leaping into action with the best of intentions I get some guy with a thick accent at the Avis call center. Grrrr. I'm very good with accents, really I am, but this guy and the cell phone did not make for an understandable connection. Two calls later and a different person to talk to and I had an e-mailed confirmation of a mid-sized car at a good price.
I called Faith back to say thank you. She didn't know what to say. She didn't need to say anything. I heard her smile.
At least I now know they have a safe place to spend the night and get some shut-eye, if they can (!), before they all travel HOME on Saturday.
To Copper's Little Pom ~