I actually don't mind Winter here too much. Winter seems to have started quite late this year and it is still quite mild. I really don't mind the rain either, except when it leaks into the house making it damp, but hopefully the work Mr A has been doing to deal with this will work this year...fingers crossed. The biggest problem here is drainage, or more to the point, a lack of a proper drainage system. This means that when it rains (and it REALLY rains here) we get flooding.
I quite like storms, at least I enjoy watching them. The storms here are terrific but sometimes terrifying, particularly the one we experienced on Friday which resulted in smoke coming from the fuse box, the modem splitter box being burnt out, my new(ish) landline phone battery being destroyed, loss of internet and phone line.
The internet connection was restored pretty quickly, and the phone line fixed this morning. It wasn't until this point that I realised that the phone was damaged. Mr A thinks he can fixed it but I have my doubts, so in the meantime the old crappy phone is plugged in which is stuck together with sellotape, crackles a lot, and it's difficult, almost impossible, to hear the person on the other end of the line. Ah well, I don't make many calls, so it will do for now.
The village was flooded on Friday but by Saturday afternoon it was possible to get out. Sunday brought another dry day, enabling Mr A to put some more silicone around the persistant leaks in the window frames.
Today another storm arrived, not so bad, but torrential rain which has caused the bottom of the village to flood again...and more rain is due tonight and tomorrow. There is much flooding all over the country today. Here are some pictures:
|The bottom of our village just 10 minutes after the rain started|
And the following photo has nothing whatsoever to do with the weather. This is Monty. He has a cosy bed of his own but has decided he prefers this one. And not to be outdone, Poppy has joined him......she's not in the picture because as soon as she spotted the camera she jumped off the bed. Just as well the four big dogs have no interest in coming inside the house, or there would be nowhere for us to sleep!