Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Wow, it's already 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, September 9th!!! Just getting home from another long, but productive day at The National Hotel. Amazing how just changing the color of a room can set the tone for the entire space. Thank you Kristine Grill Marinelli!!! She truly listened to everything we had to say, and pulled it together, giving us the confidence to move forward with some strong colors with which we were cautious to explore for the room. But now, we are just so happy with the end result. Pete is still at The National Hotel painting the trim work, while I finish up some e-marketing items for our launch.

We truly are grateful to our dear friends, Ed and Heather Wolven, and numerous others, who stopped by while we were painting and gave us encouragement as well as picked up a paintbrush to help.
Truly, Ed and Heather kept us going, even when we were tired, with their sense of humor, steady hands and skilled painting experience.

Thank you Mary Nasta for watching our girls too...what would we do without the support of our friends!!! Mary picked up our girls (and Ed and Heather's daughter) and whisked them away to a playdate with her daughter, Maddie, while we kept plugging away at the cleaning, painting, and interviewing that happened these last few days.

And it goes without saying, that without our family helping us--thank you mom for everything, including and especially, spending time with our daughters, so we can keep on making progress at The National Hotel--so much of our lives would be ever more difficult. Have we counted our blessings yet? Yes, actually, every day.


  1. I was wondering if you were looking to hire any more managers. I am very interested in a job position.

  2. Unfortunately, that position was filled as soon as we took possession of The National Hotel. However, if you want to drop off your resume in case there are any gaps in our staffing prior to opening in the next few weeks, please do so. There is always someone on the premises. Hope to see you there.