Saturday, 29 December 2012

More Floods


The wind was fairly rattling through the rafters during the night. Rain hurtling against the window panes. As if we needed any more. Being Saturday, we didn't have to go out today except for stocking up on milk and bread and that was looking less and less like an option. A lone builder drove up the single track road early morning to put a few finishing touches to the barn conversion next door (and looked like he might be stopping the night) Less than an hour and the water was swirling and raging so you could hardly distinguish brook from road.



But with a little bit of help from his friends and a bit of a poke at the drains, it went down just enough for him to creep his vehicle through the middle of the road. I was holding my breath in case the car conked out half way through and he got stuck right in the centre. He was only wearing a light top, jogging bottoms and trainers. The joys of country living :(

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  1. Keep dry moll.
    I am beginning to hate this bloody weather

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  2. If only you could have some lovely snow to shovel the path across the bridge and not worry about the floods until spring melt! Have a good new year.

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  3. Goodness gracious y'all are in a fix Molly. Stay warm. It is rainy and cold here but not like that.

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  4. Stay warm and dry Molly...looks like Mother Nature is making her presence known!

    Kat

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  5. Oh dear, you seem to be getting more than your fair share of rain, I hope you don't need to go out before it goes down. Stay warm and dry.

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  6. Many's the time I have been saved by a little poke from my friends too, Moll. Stay dry.

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  7. Oh my, Molly, you sure have had a very, very wet year. Hopefully, next year you will have a drier time of it.

    We just had the most beautiful snowstorm. It snowed for about 5 hours and it looks just magnificent. Tomorrow the temperature will rise and it will melt away. Perfect!

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  8. We are expecting blizzard conditions here in Nova Scotia tonight. Having said that, snow is definitly better than flooding. Stay dry and safe.

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  9. Oh, Molly, I do hope the floodwaters recede for you to start your daily trips to Shrewsbury.

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  10. Gosh you've had a lot of water this year...sure hope things dry up for you soon.

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  11. Poor you. What a terrible year it's been for you. Dare I say it, but we are still short of water here, and it's been very sunny. Let's hope that 2013 fares better. Happy New Year, Cro xx

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  12. It's the same here Molly. The "drop" from one level to the next at the weir, is non existent. From my back windows, fields that were green and brown are now a silver grey with flood water.

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  13. Rivers are high round here too and a lot of water in the Vale of Clwyd. I think I have had enough!

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  14. Thinking of you Molly and all in the same situation. I hope things improve for you soon over your way.

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  15. Crikey, Molly, you really have had it bad this year! I do hope the promised lull materialises and allows everything to dry out a bit. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  16. mud, floods, falling trees and more mud...but I'd still rather live in the middle of it all than anywhere else on earth!
    Happy New year to you
    xx

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  17. have you disappeared in the mud yet? The Clun has been well and truly out but the waters are subsiding. What we need is a few weeks without rain.

    Happy New Year, Molly.

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