Renovation project - The front door won't open!
We have some more guests coming this evening, it's a French couple
who have a house they are renovating nearby, this couple found us on
Airbnb, we have recently started to advertise with this company and
this is our first booking, am I excited? Yes, am I a little bit
nervous? No I am bloody terrified but, we're ready and everything is
John is busy getting the garden ready and doing some more work,
which means he has a tip run to do, I don't think we will ever stop
the tip runs.
All goes well and he comes back at 3pm, the guests can arrive
after 4pm, so plenty of time, I hear John trying to get in so I go to
open the door I shout through to tell him he's locked it, he shouts
at the same time asking why I have locked it.
Bugger the door lock has slipped and jammed, we have guests coming
and we can't open the front door, this will not look good!
John climbs in through the living room window (I have visions of
our guests having to do the same, can I put some spin on this to say
that it is a novelty of the B&B? No but believe me I did consider
John sets too with his tools and the lock is not playing fair, he
eventually strips it down and the mechanism is knackered, this is the
2nd lock we have bought for the front door, we consider
what to do with it and in the end agree that we don't need it (there
is a latch key as well) so John removes it completely and just
replaces the handle.
As it turns out this was a much better idea, because the guests
will have the latch key, but may forget to lock the door, now there
is no way to forget to lock the door, so in a way, this was the best
thing that could've happened (not for my nerves but, overall)
The guests arrive and I get to practice my french, most of our
conversations are in french, I think I could get to really enjoy this!