Redmond News Stories
Local news for Redmond, WA – updated from at least one source occasionally
Mr. Niikkonen and his family were flood victims at Marriott Residence Inn while escaping the water damage getting fixed at their home
On Tuesday, Mr. Niikkonen had relocated himself and his dog to the Marriott Residence Inn in Redmond Town Center (RTC), also including the rest of the family and the cat. The family had escaped to the hotel while the mess from water damage is getting fixed at their home. The damage was caused by a leaking refrigerator pipe carrying water for the ice maker. The family was staying (or actually packed) in a small two bedroom suite during they stay in RTC. Apparently, during their first night, Mr. Niikkonen woke up around 4:00am for some reason, and noticed their dog behaving strangely. He got up starting to search and look around what might be causing the dog’s behavior. He soon discovered that the whole carpet in their room was soaking wet. They had a serious leak in their room from above, possibly caused by the heavy rain on the previous evening and during the night. “Well, I can’t believe this is happening to us again”, Mr. Niikkonen had noted but he was not available to further comment on the incident. After taking their children to school he and his wife had to relocate their belongings again but this time luckily only to a different room in the same hotel. The new room is significantly larger than the first one so there was a bit of good luck in this stressful event. Also, to relief their stress, the hotel property coordinator had left a kind note apologizing the inconvenience the Niikkonen’s had to experience, a gift basket (including treats for the dog and the cat), and a gift certificate for a free stay at the hotel on any weekend. Editor’s note: Rumor is, Mr. Niikkonen had earlier joked to his wife about having leek in the kitchen but her having not to worry, since he was going to put it in the soup he was making. The superstitious might say both incidents might have been result from making that joke.