We had to leave at 7:00 A.M. to get there. I got up at 5:00 (really a little before because I was so excited) and it was pouring. Not just raining, it was torrential. Now we had a two hour drive in Amazonian-like, torrential rain and I was the driver. I have been a little skittery about driving after my accident in the fall. The down pour made me really nervous. I called Linda to do a trip check. She didn't say, "That's ok, I'll drive," so I figured hydroplaning from Adrian to Birmingham didn't sound great to her either. We decided not to go.
At 8:45 (the class was supposed to start at 9:00), I called The Knitting Room to let them know we wouldn't be there and got ahold of Barb, my Stitch Together sister who works there. Linda and I were sad, but not sad enough to get in the car and slog our way though horrible traffic and horrible rain. It poured for the rest of the day. There never was a time when you could say, "oh, it's just raining." It was torrential all day. Two of the routes we would have taken to get home (M50 and US 223) both closed due to flooding. It rained so much that Linda and I didn't even get together to knit. We didn't even go get Mom to spend the night. Murphy the wonder dog didn't want to go out and do his thing. I swear I saw an ark floating down M52 a block from our little subdivision. It was horrible.
A couple weeks after the event, I got a package in the mail and the sweetest note. The owners of The Knitting Room felt bad that we were unable to come. They sent the handouts and gift cards for Linda and me. Isn't that great customer service! They know us so well! Our gift cards will grow into something bigger. We will want to use use it all and will end up spending more. Not only had The Knitting Room given us a gift card, they have given us a day together--PRICELESS. Thank you to the wonderful owners of the fabulous Knitting Room.
If you live in or are visiting Michigan and want to visit a LYS (did you notice I didn't say "Need yarn?"), you need to go to The Knitting Room in Birmingham, where you will receive the best customer service ever.