Monday, July 02, 2012

Olympics Excitement

Hello! It's a rainy Monday morning, but I'm feeling pretty good! Just to follow up on the latest news around here...we finally got our washing machine fixed last week. Yay!! And so far it is working okay...fingers crossed.

As I'm sitting here writing this, I'm watching Serena Williams playing against Yaroslava Shvedova at Wimbledon. I'm not actually there, but I'm planted here in my comfy chair in Wiltshire as I glance at the television periodically. Thankfully it's not raining there :-)

This sporty talk goes along with another thing that I'm thinking about...and that is the Olympics! :-) I can't believe how close the Olympics are now. I'm so excited! Over the weekend, Brit Boy and I had a bit of a messy situation with our accommodations for our time in London though. We had a call from the people that we were supposed to be renting from during our Olympic trip and basically they had pushed us out of the way in favor of some bigger spenders...typical! They offered us some other place to stay, but we had a look at it online and it was a mess. We paid good money to these people five months ago and they have had the audacity to push us out after they were all too glad to take our money back then. I would say that we were surprised, but we're not sadly. I will spare you the long story and their response to us wanting what we paid for. Lousy, lousy, lousy customer service!!! I'll just say that we asked for a full refund/compensation and will not be using their pathetic service ever again! We found somewhere else to stay, and it wasn't easy because it's so close to time now, but I'm glad we have somewhere to stay again. I get so tired of people thinking that they can take your money and not provide the service that they are supposed to be offering. I know that this happens way too much these days, but I'm done with just accepting it! End of vent.... ;-)

On to more positive news, as I said at the beginning, I'm feeling pretty good, despite our accommodation speed bump. Brit Boy and I won't let all of that craziness get us down. We haven't been away for this many days for a long time, so we're really looking forward to the chance to have some fun! I was reading online this morning about the US Olympic Trials and I read what my friends were saying on Facebook yesterday. It looks like there is going to be a really good group representing the USA. I'm happy for all of the athletes from everywhere getting their chance to compete in the Olympics and it will be great to see everyone participate. However, I'm going to be cheering on the USA team since I'm a USA girl and I hope that they can do us proud! Brit Boy will of course be cheering on Team GB (Great Britain). We respect both teams in the Yellow House, as I mentioned in this post four years ago :-)  And in the event that "our own team" isn't playing, we gladly cheer on the other one and it works. It's always fun ;-) And if neither of our teams are playing, then we're just gonna cheer on everyone because we're happy to be there! What a blessing...

So we're counting down the days until our Olympic trip and I'll definitely be sharing some photos here...

See ya next time...

8 comments:

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I look forward to your photos from the Olympics and wish you a great time - enjoy!

Brit Boy said...

I can't wait either! Just a month to go now. If only I could remember where I put the tickets..... ;)

Ivanhoe said...

There's no loyalty anymore! I'm glad you found a back up.
So excited, too. Watched all the trials :) Wish I could come with you. And yes, I have 2 teams to root for, too. Haha!
Hugs from sizzling hot Ohio,
I.

Sissym said...

Dear friend, I wish you guys can have good days in London to attend the right settings chosen the Olympic Games.

I am waiting the soon news and photos too.

Kisses

Eve said...

Have fun! Will look forward to the photos. Much as I miss the UK, I am not too concerned about missing the craziness that will be going on in London during the Olympics (I'm not too great with crowds!). I am sure you will have a fantastic time, and it will be lovely to hear about your experiences.

Dori said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments! I look forward to sharing my pics with you all :)

Vicki said...

Just found your blog. Looking forward to your Olympic experience. Stop by my blog and say hi :-)

Dori said...

Vicki,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be paying you a visit too :)