Thursday, August 1, 2013

Flood of 2013

It's been exactly six weeks since I last posted.

In the morning, I wrote about chocolate cake and thought about a party I planned to attend that evening.

That afternoon, we were told to expect a monumental flood in our community. I started carrying everything in our home up to the top floor.  My husband, son and a friend built a berm like this one across a low point in our back yard.

The army moved in and constructed a berm to protect our neighbourhood.

And thirty-six hours later we were evacuated for five days.

Then we waited. 

We were so lucky, so very, very lucky.  Neighbours on both sides and every home on the street behind us had either sewage or flood damage.  Our home remained dry. I am so very thankful as  many lost everything.  Two hundred homes in our community are still uninhabitable.  

So, what have I been doing since I made that chocolate cake six weeks ago?  Well, we have been tidying, sorting, decluttering, organizing, labeling and containerizing EVERYTHING!  Sigh! What a kick-start to a job long overdue. But, no complaining!!  At least we HAVE a home.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you are safe and that you are back! How terrible for everyone and like you said -- you were very lucky!