Day to Day
It was two years ago today that the island woke up to storm damage, the emergency services arriving on the island and the military being called to assist. For us, we woke up to a power cut, which is nothing that unusual, and a puddle of water in the middle of the sitting room floor with no visible signs of how it got there. We were lucky. Other homes were flooded, some by mud and debris, parts of a few others were missing, and some people were blocked in by shifted rocks and mud. Luckily, there were no fatalities, though we did lose an infants’ school, and there were many businesses who had equipment and fittings wiped out.
Fortunately, today, there is no such devastation, and the ‘Noddy train’ is parked up by the clocktower and not in the pizzeria as part of it was two years ago.
There is bad weather heading this way, but as usual, the north of the country is due to take the brunt of it while we are expecting some showers, clouds and wind. I was still able to be outside for my early morning cup of tea and having closed the shutters against the wind last night, I can open them this morning without fear of them being ripped off. As far as I can see, it’s going to be a typical kind of day, though warmer than usual for this time of year. We have, all being well, someone coming to look at our latest water leaks, and a friend coming for the evening. In the meantime, we will be working around the home, as usual, doing some shopping and taking advantage of the warm-ish wind and getting up to date on some washing. Oh. It’s so glamorous around this house.