Well... I love rain when three bloody inches of it isnt running through my house!!!!!
Yep, BUILD AN ARK (anyone know how long a cubit is??). and maryland was isolated, i was stranded. i went down to the high school to pick my girls up and there was a metre of water over the road. two kids had been washed into the creek (should i say, raging torrent), and were clinging to life on some spindly shrubs. screaming for thier lives. shit that is a sound i will live with for the rest of my days. my children were on the other side. i couldnt get to them.
the flooded house. the screaming children. the flood. my kids - i couldnt get to them. .... I lost it. I rang the girls and told them to get back to school and just sit there til we could get them picked up. came home and rang my friend who picked them up for me. phew. she is an angel. then she bought them home for me in their 4wd. the water was up to the door handles. my poor car would have drowned for sure.
so now i have put in an insurance claim. i have the carpet man coming at 5am, yep, 5am to suck the water out of the carpet and decide wether it can be saved .... (am hoping not). My phone line is gone, (am blogging from my neighbours place) telstra is coming tomorrow, the electical appliance testing guy is coming on tuesday, the builder coming for an inspection on tuesday too. shit.
the bonus is, we are all safe. and that is a huge bonus.
and i have angelic neighbours. god love them. we are all camped there for the night. (there were 10 in the bed and the little one said......)
hope everyone else is ok