Today I am thankful I live on a hill. We have been getting rained to the point of flooding around here. It’s not deadly type flooding yet, but OMG are we wet.
It rains for a couple of hours and then we have the sun for a couple of hours and then back to the rain. Day after day. The night before last it poured for about 8 hours, 1.38 inches of rain I think they said.
And to make our evening full and complete, the transformer across the road, on a hill that is just short of a jungle, blew. So no electricity. And because of the state of that hill – no roads, over grown and a climb – it would be hours before it could be repaired. First they have to chop and chain saw their way in and then drag the new transformer up the hill. Literally. Which, for us, means water changes on the fish tanks every couple of hours till it’s fixed to keep the bio-filters alive. On the plus side, dinner had just finished cooking. So we ate and I dug out my oil lamps and candles and prepared for a dark evening.
We were fortunate in that the electric company were able to send five trucks and personnel out and we think they rerouted the lines. It took 6 hours, but we’ve had much longer. And they did it in that continual downpour. Bless them.
I am thankful we live on a hill. Even if I am squelching through 4 inches of mud. 🙂