I constantly tell myself that I must try to see things in a more positive light. Sometimes it's difficult, sometimes it's impossible, but it's important to keep trying.
The flood: It could have been worse. We have electric extension sockets on the floor. I could have stepped into the dark house and the pool of water and received a shock which might have killed me. I didn't. So I'm lucky that nothing electric was affected.
Mr A undertook the big clean up. I didn't have to do anything. That's good isn't it?
The drawers and cupboards under the sink in the kitchen were also swimming in water, so they had to be emptied, the drawers dried out, which happened overnight, and everything placed back in good order. Large items such as the cooker, fridge-freezer and washing machine had to be dragged out to mop up the water. Now I expect there are many of you like me, who rarely pull these large items out because they are just too heavy. When you do there is always so much dirt and grime behind them. So Mr A has cleaned all this. Another job I don't need to worry about for some time.
He has managed to rescue the fitted carpet after all, washed it along with the Turkish carpets and they are all drying outside today. They actually all needed a good wash so I'm really pleased about that. Thank goodness we still have temperatures in the 80s during the day. It should all be dried out by tonight.
Mr A said last night that we were indeed lucky. It could have been fire instead of water...then we would have lost everything. We've lost nothing. Everything has been saved and by tonight the house will be back to normal and spotlessly clean.
Good result I think!
It's come to my notice that some of my followers are again unable to post comments on my blog. I am also having the same problem with some other blogs that I follow. I really don't know what the problem is, because it happened before, then suddenly everything was OK, without my having to do anything. Now it's happening again. I think it must be a Blogger problem.
Please rest assured I am reading all the blogs on my list, even if I'm not commenting.