Friday, August 15, 2008

Photobucket Day 11 – RAIN

We awoke in the middle of the night to the most amazing THUNDER storm I’ve heard in a long time. I love the sound of rain on top of a tin roof…and the trailer was great. The boys in the tent were soggy….we dragged them in.

Mary, Mike’s sister-in-law, came over this a.m. to visit with us and to see the girls before they left. The girls left about 8:30 a.m. We just heard word that they were turned away from the hotel in Billings. I called and gave the man a piece of my mind…he returned in kind….I called their central office and lodged a formal complaint. By the time I called the central office I was still shaken and upset but had calmed considerably. I wish I had been more gracious with the first gentlemen and will probably write him a note to apologize…but honestly telling a mother whose daughters have driven 12 hours that it’s not your problem if they have an accident while driving 8 more hours is NOT a good business move. ::snort::

I got 8 loads of laundry done today. The rain was useful for that.

We went out to watch Wall E this afternoon. It was a strange movie…cute but strange.

We’re hoping the downpour will blow over tonight. LOL

©2008 D.R.G.


Jodi said...

So sorry to hear about the situation with the girls hotel. I hope they were able to stay somewhere else rather than drive on :-(.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I'm sure your resourceful girls pulled a rabbit out of the hat somewhere :0)

I took my boys to see WALL-E recently and appreciated a few things about the movie. Even posted about it. It "worked" for us on a few levels... one being that there was very little dialog (which made it much more accessible for my HoH son!)

The part that I truly loved, and we have talked about at home, is the time when Eve goes "dormant". WALL-E doesn't abandon her. He remains loyal to her even when she is completely unresponsive.

Very interesting, yeah?

Cynthia said...

WHAT? You'll have to give more details about the girls not getting a motel room. Did they not have your reservation? Was it not guaranteed or something? Did they stop at the wrong place? How far did they go before they found a motel? There are tons of them and I'm sure they weren't ALL full.. I just gave you the # of the one closest/easiest to get to....