Thursday, 19 November 2009

Getting silly now...


Remember my Noah post earlier in the week? Things have not improved ladies and gentlemen. Check out the link - news from our local paper the Westmorland Gazette. We dropped our lovely Aussie off at Manchester airport today. The weather conditions on the way there were atrocious. Once we got there I started to get texts to say 'come home- all the roads are closing'. We did manage to get back but it was a bit touch and go. The road conditions are atrocious. Fields completely flooded and looking like huge lakes, road covered in water, the lake creeping over the road, rivers bursting their banks. I feel so terribly sorry for those with flooded homes and businesses. Happily our house is on a little hill which keeps us out of trouble. The office though maybe in more trouble. We are on the first floor which is good, but as the building is right next to the river which has burst its banks, we think we might find trouble tomorrow.
So it has been an unsettling day. Lovely Aussie has gone home. Floods here and no sign of dry weather. My lovely friend Maria awaiting a very big operation tomorrow in Scotland. Please pray for her folks. I would really appreciate it.

8 comments:

Jacran Cottage said...

Oh dear. I saw your blog, then checked the Lakeland Cam website and saw his photos today, then checeked the BBC/Cumbria site. My parents live in Cumbria and I emailed Mum today but haven't heard anything from her yet.

Good thing your house is on a hill. Hope you come away from these floods unscathed.

Suburbia said...

All that water, gosh, you poor thing. Glad you got home safe tho'

Polergirl said...

Gosh that's . . . WET! I was there only last week. Hope it eases off soon.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I hear it's bad, I am just off to check the Cumberland News to see what's what. I talked to my mam and she lives off of Warwick Road in Carlisle, and was saying so far so good, the flood barrier is holding.

Gill in Canada

Busy Bee Suz said...

Praying for Maria, hoping your rain will STOP!!!

karen gerstenberger said...

I can relate to the RAIN.RAIN.RAIN. and the wind! Sorry that it's getting to be too much - get that, too. Perhaps a trip "down under" is in order for the entire family? Isn't it SUMMER there now?

I'm glad that you are on the mend from your surgery. Blessings to all of you, and I hope that the waters recede.

Sage said...

I hope you survive the floods, they look dreadful on the news and it is going to be a hard christmas for some folks. Maria hope the op goes well and you come home soon... xx

Loopin said...

That looks more scary than silly! Hope you've got an all-terrain vehicle, and a good pair of wading boots!

Hope that your friend's big op went well today.