A big HELLO to all of my dear readers on this very wet Wednesday. We did get a lot of rain overnight and this morning, and we certainly needed it. As long as it stays outside. Some of you may remember when my apartment flooded due to heavy rain. And, of course, my apartment was at the bottom of a hill. Bad combination. The worst part was waking up at 2 am, my clock wasn’t working, neither was the lamp by my bed. Electricity is off because of the storm, I figured.
But I got up. Put my feet on the floor. Now, my feet should have touched carpet. Instead they went in water. Quick way to wake up thoroughly. That’s why no electricity. My clock and lamp were plugged into a power bar which was on the floor. Which of course, shorted out. I sloshed my way to the light switch. Worked fine. At least I had light. And could see things floating in the water. I was glad I had just purchased a new, high bedframe. Kept my bed from getting wet. There was only a few inches of water. Kind of brown water. That was due to the dirt from the hill.
The water came in so fast the floor drain could not handle it. But the rain had stopped by then and the water was quickly draining. Too late though. And I had been changing things around at the time so there was a lot of things on the floor that normally wouldn’t be. Naturally. I lost a lot of stuff that time. One way to get rid of stuff I guess. Except it was the wrong stuff. Sigh. Things happen which we have no control over.
Even though it was a bit rough at the beginning, especially since I lost a lot of things that are not replaceable, you still can’t just sit and moan about it. Get up and keep walking. I learned some things. I fixed and replaced what I could. Personally I think things are better now than before. My furniture is better. And better equipped to handle another flood, even worse than the first one. I lost a lot. But I still have more than what I need. And friends stepped in to help out. Friends can be amazing people. You find that out when something like that happens.
Keep looking at the positive side. Even when everything seems to look negative. There are always positive things, even in a bad situation like that. It could have been worse. Just 2 inches (5cm) more water and I would have lost a lot more. Most of the important things were safe. It was not sewer backup, which would have been bad. It was “clean” water. Meaning rain water, with dirt from the ground. Not so bad. I had friends to help, a very big positive. It actually ended up with getting a better apartment. Except for the huge spiders that live around here.
But we should always try to look at the positive things. We will feel a lot better when we do. And that will help us to deal with the problems that may have arisen. Looking at the positive side of things is also good for your health. Both mental health and physical health. Hmm, time goes by so quickly some days. But I guess it’s time to go once again. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.