stuck…in rochester because of flooding…in atlanta

So, we’re hanging out in an airport hotel. The ONLY hotel within walking distance (Yes, people. We WALKED).

Because Atlanta is apparently getting it’s ass handed to it from all the rain.

Technically, we should already BE in Atlanta at this moment, had our flight left on time. However, our plane is still sitting at the gate.  Delayed until…whenever. 8:00pm I think it is…(original flight was supposed to leave around 3:00pm…)

We decided to re-book our flight instead of sitting in those really uncomfortable airport seats and then having to make a mad dash to try and grab a seat on a flight tomorrow if this flight is cancelled…which the lady at the little booth next to the gate thought was going to happen all, “I just don’t think it’s gonna like, take off.”

It’s really too bad..I WAS sitting next to Hurley, from Lost. All, “dude!”

(Tim upgraded our seats again…and we ended up in two window seats on opposite sides of each other. Contrary to what it seems, we do typically try to sit together on planes…it just hasn’t been working out so well lately…)

Ok, sooo maybe it wasn’t the REAL Hurley…but he looked and talked and had mannerisms EXACTLY like him and was nervous as all hell. He had the flight attendant bring him a mini bottle of wine before he even had his seatbelt fastened.

Oh…yes. We actually GOT ON THE PLANE. 

After about five minutes they made us get back off so we’d be more “comfortable” since they grounded all Atlanta flights and now had to wait for an update and the green light to take off.

They’re still waiting.

I must say – I AM TOTALLY FREAKING OUT about all the girls. I was all,  “BUT IT MIGHT FLOOD!”

And Tim’s all, “The house is ABOVE everything. They’ll be fine.”

Me: But what about Lexi?? She’s on the GROUND LEVEL! IN A CRATE!

Tim: It’s not going to flood. Seriously, chill out. Besides, Cindy (our pet sitter) will call us.

I let it go after that…cause he’s right.  She’d totally move Lexi’s crate to higher ground  AND call us to let us know we have a river in our living room. That’s just the kind of forward thinker she is.

Anyhow – I’m, off to check the news and call the family…think good thoughts for my mom…her basement is currently underwater, thanks to the flooded creek behind her house…along with all the other Atlantan’s…apparently it’s REALLY, REALLY BAD.

And, if you live in Atlanta and are reading this, here’s a little tip: DON’T DRIVE!

Whatever it is, it can wait.

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13 Responses to “stuck…in rochester because of flooding…in atlanta”


  1. 1 Daphne September 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Thinking good thoughts! It will be ok! And if it’s not, I’ll come help you with the cleanup. Get some rest.

  2. 2 Sarah September 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    We used to get “flood days” all the time as a kid when I lived in La., but we didn’t have basements to worry about there. I actually didn’t know basements were common in Georgia.
    Well, I hope you guys get home soon…and that your doggies and your family are all safe and dry.

  3. 3 Barista September 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Yeah, it’s a mess here. If this rain doesn’t stop soon I’m soooo quitting Atl.

  4. 4 Elizabeth_K September 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Hope you get home safe and sound!

  5. 5 justrun September 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Hope you and yours stay safe!

  6. 6 Shelly September 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Oh man. If you were seated next to Faux Hurley, maybe you would have gotten the big jolt and been taken to the Island!!! Bummer.

  7. 7 Jen September 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Hope your house is dry. If you could send some of that rain up here, I’d even take a wet basement. We really need rain.

  8. 8 Lawgirl September 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I would feel the same way about our cats. Hope you are able to get home soon!!

  9. 9 Breeza September 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hope you get home soon!

  10. 10 Belle September 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I was going to be very impressed with how casually you mentioned seeing a celebrity!!! But then you ruined it. You could have just let me think you were THAT cool. 🙂
    Hope you find your way home soon!

  11. 11 LB @Wait, She Said What? September 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I live in New England and they even talked about the flooding in Atlanta on our news. Sadly, 6 people have died including a two year old boy. So sad.

    I hope you and your family/friends/furbabies stay safe and dry! Hopefully your Mom will have as little damage as possible.

    Safe travels!

  12. 12 G September 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wow, good luck with all of that. Of course I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a Monday 😉
    I hope the flooding doesn’t get too bad. Don’t you just love fall?

  13. 13 Angelia September 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Thinking of you, Tim and the fur-kids. Praying you are all safe!


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