Thursday, January 08, 2009

Hotwire Hate

Nevermind, I hate Hotwire.

Obviously we are probably NOT going to Portland this weekend (flooding all over our state, no way to leave Western Washington except by boat or air) and Hotwire apparently will NEVER change your hotel reservations, even if you are caught in the worst flooding in 500 years.

On top of that, our basement is seeping ground water. The one we've spent the last 8 months remodeling.

I am very very grateful that it happened now, before we did our drywall or flooring. But still.....there goes a few more thousand dollars into the remodel to get the drainage fixed.

And I am grateful that our sewer did not back up and flood the basement like it did a block away on our street. And I am happy we are mostly healthy except for colds. Sounds like the flu/vomit fest is making the rounds of everyone we know.


Shauna said...

Ug. Vomit/Flu Fest going on here... this is day 3 of us staying home from work - and 90% of the time has been spent in bed (and not in a good way).

Anyway, sorry to hear about the basement, that really stinks. I guess it would stink more if the sewer had come up though... Guess there's always things to be thankful for - even in the worst of it.

Carla said...

kari- i am so sorry you can't go to portland AND can't change the hotel. that is LAME!

btw- i found your blog through andi's, which i found on the treasury of memories website. even funnier story. i randomly clicked on one of your friend's sites from your sidebar, and she was having a giveaway of a sewing book that i really wanted, so i entered.... and i WON! so, i guess i'm officially delurked on andi's, yours, and my new friend jenny's blogs.

Carla (Cisneros... from book club)

shawn said...

Oh no Kari. So sorry, especially about the basement! Is that why you were gone Tuesday? I missed you.

Anonymous said...

I hope the road opened in time for you to get to go on your weekend trip. Wow, what amess. I feel blessed to not have gotten much damage from the recent winds and thaw, the horses were just standing in about 3 inches of water, at their feeders. Deb

TheFiveDays said...

Awww, that sucks! Flooding AND no hotel change. Argh. And I am really sorry to hear about the basement. What a week for you!!

Although I hate stomach virus' more than pretty much anything on the planet, so not having THAT around when everyone else does qualifies as a major blessing in my book! I hope you all stay healthy!!