Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!


We've had heavy thunderstorms every day for weeks now and I'm getting so sick of it.

Our lapa is flooded again and I even had nightmares last night about our house filling up with water and me running around like a chicken without a head trying to save my children and my things! 

Our garden is also flooded and its just mud everywhere!  Its hard not to get depressed about it.  We have installed a pump to remove all the water but we literally have to switch it on every hour to pump (which we can't do at night) so by the morning we are flooded again.  We are in the process of trying to install a timer that kicks on when the water level gets too high.

I know I should be grateful for all the good things in my life so I'm going to stop griping now.  I'm going to be positive and happy.

On a different note.....


Kaylin was pretending to be Superman last night and did a quick spin around with arms outstretched, lost her balance and whacked her nose on the side of her plastic chair.  Blood everywhere!  She has now realised that she is, in fact, not Superman!  Tough lesson learned...we have packed the cape and mask away.


15 comments:

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I hope she's OK now, and wish that the thunderstorms reduce in your area. Weird, some parts of the world have no rain for years!

Lazy Bird

Marcelle said...

Oh no this is not the month for rain in SA....hope your home and garden stays safe...
Our snow is melting fast as its 1 degree now.
Cant wait for Cape Town!!

Shame poor little Super man!!!!!!!

Brian Miller said...

glad she is ok. those are hard lessons.

cat said...

Hope that nose is not broken. We have thurndershowers, but not really that much rain. I hear it is an El Nino year, so we should actually hope for as much possible as soon we will have drought.

SM said...

Poor baby!! I hope she's better but I know these nose pains take a bit.

We have two pumps in our basement since the hudson river goes under us and when it rains we've had our basement flodded.
We have two pumps that are working all the time. They are plugged and under the house. They cost I think around U$D300 or 400. Would you be able to find something like that there?

Jen said...

Hope kaylin is feeling better now. We have snow now so the pump isn't going off all the time but come spring it will go every ten minutes. I'm not sure how it works but I don't have to do anything with it. It fills and empties on it's own.

LarryLilly said...

They have pump switches that are attached to liquid levels that switch them on automatically when the level reaches a high point you set and off again when the level falls to some low point.

Yeah, kids and superhuman feats. Thats why they are made of soft material, easier to bend before they break.

That and a well placed kiss and bandaid makes it all better.

Kathryn said...

Oh, honey! Flooding and bleeding children! You've had a rough week already! I'm sorry on both counts!

I'm sure you handled the injury with Mommy-aplomb and there's not much you can do about the stupid rain...I'm sure it's giving everyone cabin fever.

I hope your weather improves soon!

-Written Reflections and Photos- said...

Hope it lets up soon!

The Peach Tart said...

Hope the rain and flooding stops soon.

Mo said...

Rain can get you down. Guess superman (or is that superwoman) could try a water hero. Maybe a pirate?

blueviolet said...

Water in one direction and blood in another! I'm sorry it's a little bit of a mess over there!

otin said...

Ouch! I hate a bloody nose! It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, then I should have time to put the finishing touches on the story.

KK said...

Poor baby, I have to learn that lesson regularly! I hope it stops raining soon.

angel said...

Aaw poor sweetie...

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