Wednesday, June 2, 2010

vacation gone bad...

so instead of being on our cruise, our house got flooded and our car about fell apart. It was a sad day!

yes, when we woke up Sunday morning, the day we were going to start heading towards Florida so we wouldn't miss our ship, our house had about 1/2 inch of water in our bathroom, laundry room, closet, and front entryway.

Here is one of the men who came and sucked all the water out of our carpet.
We had to move all of our furniture that was on that side of the house so the water wouldn't soak up in it. We had to empty out our closet also, so we put everything on the bed.
My pretty bath mats got nasty wet! Everything had to come off the floor of course!
This is some water damage that is on our wall in the laundry room. What happened was our neighbor's water heater broke. And she wasn't home, so I was the one who called, after it flooded her entire apartment, and came into ours.
After we moved all of our furniture and had those huge dryers blowing throughout our house under our carpet, We decided that we were definitely going to need this vacation!

We went to our parenting class that night and then we were headed off to Florida! Well, we were about 2.5 hours from home and our car started making this noise and shaking. Then it got really bad and felt like our front alignment was way off or we had a flat tire. I thought it was a flat tire, so I jumped out of the car running around the car trying to figure out which tire it was. Well, all the tires looked just fine and we didn't know what it was.

We called a tow truck at 1130 at night to come and get us and we would get a rental car and just head on our way. Well, turns out that since it's Memorial Day weekend, every rental car place was closed, even the ones at the airport. So we were dunzo. We had no car to get to Florida to get on our cruise ship. And we had no idea what to do with our car because we couldn't just leave it at a hotel for 5 days.

After getting checked into a hotel after 1 am in the morning in Savannah, we stayed up til around 3 am trying to figure out what we were going to do. Around 2am the tow truck guy called us because he was going to drop our car off at a shop to get fixed, and told us that he knew what happened to our car and it was 2 of the studs that the lug nuts go on had broken off and our tire was only being held on by one lugnut!!!! Our tire was about to fall off our car! Well, he dropped the car off back to us because he put 2 lug nuts on that tire so we could at least drive it to get it fixed the next day.

We waited over 3 hours getting our tire fixed that next morning, not leaving enough time to drive to Miami to get on the cruise. I was so sad. I knew this cruise trip was too good to be true. Luckily, we did buy the insurance so we could get a refund if we had to cancel.

Now we are in the process of filing a claim to get our money back. Please pray that everything works out and we are able to get our money back! We have been on the phone the last 2 days trying to figure this out, and it has been so stressful for this preggo gal.

I'll be ok, and one day we'll go on our cruise. I'll finish the rest of the trip tomorrow, it does get a little better!

ps: Is it weird that Mike and I were married 666 days when this tragic event happened to us? I think Satan was trying to attack us!


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i guess this vacay just wasn't supposed to happen! ugh! i'm so sorry it didn't work out! but thank God you are okay, didn't have an accident and that you bought trip insurance!

Kimberly said...

oh no, what a story!!! Can't wait to hear the rest.

Anna Baur said...

I'm so sorry!!!!! I hope you have a great staycation babymoon if need be :) you definitely deserve it after all that!! :)

Christina said...

wow - that is really crazy - I am glad you, mike & maggie are ok! I can relate to the change of plans - b/c we were going to Haiti until 3 days before we had to reschedule - so now I am here when I planned to be gone - What to do now?

I miss you friend - Wish you could come over for a coke or we could meet you at the pool or sprinklers!

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