Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Blue Shutters Takes on the Sea Gulls

While we've been innkeepers for just seven months, we've been through quite a lot. There's the usual -- making fruit cups at midnight, changing beds in the morning, responding to inquiries from around the world (just last week we fielded emails from Australia and Germany). But tonight we were pressed into a new kind of service. One of our guests returned from a whale watch trip with a coat of sea gull droppings all over their car. It turns out they parked their vehicle under a street lamp that is a favorite hangout for these Gloucester birds. So when the pulled into the driveway, we pulled out the garden hose and rags. The car is now clean as a whistle -- and our guests are happy. Which is what it's all about.

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