So, the Great Storm Of 2013 is officially over and all anyone can talk about is the wind (which completely bypassed my area). What they’ve failed to acknowledge is the rain.
When I woke up this morning, I was treated to the delightful sight of the ground floor of my house underwater, because a neighbour of mine thought it would be a good idea to put a cap in the ditch that drains excess water away from our house.
Because I live in an old house, the ground floor comprises mostly of flagstones suspended over earth. This means that if water is to spill out of the ditch next to the house, it flows straight underneath. And if the water levels get too high, that results in water seeping up through the floor.
In other news, I discovered that my left welly has a hole in it.