Aberdeenshire is awash!
|10am this morning|
The small puddle by the east-facing wall had turned into a big pond which stretched from the fireplace to the door.
I had to divert FL from his bed-wards stagger while I mopped it up. It took me the best part of an hour. I built a dam of towels round the affected area and escorted him through the shallows to the bed, which is at the other end of the room and therefore safe and dry.
We stuck our heads under the duvet and hoped for the best.
|3pm this afternoon|
However, all that weather has cut us off from civilisation.
One by one the appointments were cancelled:
- Community Alarm? Next Wednesday.
- District Nurse? Monday.
- MacMillan Nurse? Monday.
So we are no further forward.
This morning I was at the end of my tether.
But when I saw the footage of the floods that surround us, I realised that we are actually incredibly lucky.
Some people have lost their homes.
We just have a few soggy towels.
I spent the afternoon at my spinning wheel.
Tonight I am casting on a new sock.
It's the weekend and we are not going anywhere.
We will be fine.