Hello all, in this fabulous Seattle Fanforce....I hope you're doing well - and of course, all completely bouncing-off-the-walls excited and giddy as heck, in these last five days, a mere smattering of hours and minutes, and counting.... I'm one of your neighbours 'ere from just across the water, hailing from Victoria, B.C.... *happily waves to all* At the moment, though, I'm actually over in Midland, MI, with some friends to see the premiere - but I do have rather an urgent question, and even a hope, that I wanted to broach here.... And all's I know is that if someone could help me out, I would of course be *totally* indebted, forever grateful - it would really ease my mind! Basically, the sitch I'm in right now is, originally I was to leave MI on the 21st and fly to Detroit, then from Detroit back to Seattle, to stay there with a friend until the 28th.... (then up to Vancouver to visit with my brother, whee!) However, the person I was planning to stay with in the Seattle area has since had a - let's just call it a family situation, and she now says that I can't stay with her....which of course leaves *me* in a seriously bad sitch here, because not only am I all the way over in MI, but more to the point - the Quick Coach bus tickets I have are for the 28th of May, and I don't know that they could even be refunded anyway....so at the very least, I'd be looking at rather a lot of lost/wasted money, if I had to end my trip that early - on the 21st or thereabouts. But the thing is, I don't *want* to have to end my trip and come home early....I was really looking forward to getting as much time and fun as possible out of this trip, which means extending it as absolutely long as I could. That's what this extra time in Seattle was supposed to be about - well, that, and getting to meet and greet and know other fans, of course! So....here is what I, a concerned and hopeful friend and neighbour, and fellow fan from across the water, am now wondering....and, of course, I thought I should ask here, first and foremost: would there be *anyone* here who might consent to letting me bunk over for that intervening time, the 21st to the 28th....so that I can, you know, maybe hang out with some other fine folks in the Seattle area, get to know other fabulous fans - because I *know* you all are! - and so forth....? *hopeful, slightly desperate look* I know it may seem like rather a lot to ask....hopefully not eggregiously so, of course....but this *is* rather urgent, and I *am* desperately trying to come up with any possible, workable options....and, moreover, I would also certainly love to get to know other fans too - and it's been too long since I've had the chance to really visit Seattle, besides! So, if anyone, *anyone*, can please help me out with this....*please*!....I would of course be tremendously grateful; and don't worry, I really am *very* good people, as the saying goes.... I'm nice, friendly, funny too....well, I like to think I am, that is.... *giggles* ....and I'm a very quiet and considerate, good-natured houseguest, I swear! Heck, I have people who will vouch for me on that score.... I will of course be checking in later, and I *do* very much look forward to hearing back from anyone who can help me out with this....ASAP, for sure! - PM'ing would be fine, of course, as would be posting back here....'cause you know I'll be checking it, natch - and from there, as far as making the arrangements, the info would be concerned, long-distance calls also wouldn't be a problem for me to make....I swear! *anxious, hopeful, crossing her fingers and toes, praying that someone will be able to help....and very much looking forward to meeting other fabulous Seattle fans!* Dawn.