10 November, 2008

Wet and stormy - inside and out

I've been out until early evening the last two nights and Wales has been suffering from lots of rain and wind. You are so much more aware of weather and the dangers of it round here. It's all very well to have a lot of wind and rain in London but you're never far from a human, or a phone and there's always reception for your mobile. Driving back through the Black Mountains on a dark and stormy night with two small children in the car, no mobile reception and some flooding, is a different proposition. We got home safely but I had to drive through a couple of big floods last night which I'm not used to. And I don't have an SUV.

What I wasn't expecting, and in fact didn't notice until I was ready to head to bed, was that the rain had come through the back door and had flooded half the sitting room. Thankfully we don't have carpeting, just rugs and tiles. But two rugs, some curtains and the sofa covers were soaked. My neighbours came round to help. And this morning I need to clean some floors and sort out the room.

6 comments:

GardenGirl said...

Oh, sympathies! How did that happen? Leaky door? Or was something left open?

And with the 'no central heating' thing going on it must be extra cold and miserable and will take ages to dry...

Ho hum... What won't kill you will make you stronger (so they say)!

Eliane said...

It came through the door which is made of oak slats. And under the door. Not too much water but it spread far and wide. At least it was the room with the wood burner so it's all dry now, just looking a bit bare without the rugs.

Soilman said...

Oo-er. That Welsh weather, eh??

Sorry to hear you were washed out. Was this just a freak event, or is there a risk of repeat?

Eliane said...

Soilman, the weather was pretty freakish. I think it depends on the angle and volume of the rain. But the landlords will sort the door out too so hopefully it won't happen again.

elizabethm said...

Oh that sounds bad. I do know just what you mean about the impact of the weather. It means something up here in north wales that city dwellers just never know.

Kate said...

Take care on the wet roads....a friend of a friend in Canada was swept off the road and over a cliff in her car....