I am starting to think that we are going to have to start building an arc or something over here. The most stupendous amount of rain the last couple of nights. Today's canvas a day project faced unusual difficulties as the lights kept going out on us and so it is alternately painted by candlelight, overhead flourescent and headlamp. I am kind of fond of the headlamp, brings me back to the days on the boat.
The internet also keeps going out on us. Makes me realise how much more isolated I would feel without it.
A woman I know was woken up last night at 2am by four rather lovely looking firemen knocking on her door. Apparently her downspouts had broken and a kindly neighbour had phoned the fire department to tell her that her ground floor was flooding terribly. Many of the houses here have fully enclosed back patios that have walls and buildings up either sides. If the downspout breaks that is draining the roof, your back patio rapidly begins to think that it is a swimming pool. Add that to the cat flap that she has....
When she left for a meeting this morning that she simply could not skip, she left her house literally ankle deep in water on the ground floor. Ankle deep. No one home but the cat and it is raining more tonight.
Maybe I should go over and check out the house, no?