Then we got the email this morning telling us that our flights had been changed. We were now leaving Tulsa at 3:20 p.m., getting to Houston with a four hour layover before our flight left at 8:50 and put us to San Jose at 11:05 p.m. just in time to go to bed. Needless to say I was pretty ticked. The whole reason I booked those flights was so we could have our Friday night in San Jose.
I called Continental and luckily they told me that if the flight change didn't work for me, I could get a full refund for our tickets. I was actually pretty surprised it was that easy.
Before I cancelled our tickets, I jumped online and found a flight from Tulsa to Denver and then Denver to San Jose on United. We get to San Jose at 8:15 p.m. which is only about 30 minutes later than originally planned. Plus we don't have to sit on a four hour flight from Houston to San Jose anymore. The bonus was that the tickets on United were actually 5 bucks cheaper than Continental. I know it's not much, but it's still cheaper.
I'm still annoyed with Continental but at least it all worked out in the end.