None of the pictures below were taken by myself. These are from newspaper reports sent to me by my sister, nieces and nephews and daughter in law. It is flooding all around my town, but we have had not flooded. Plenty of rain, but its not dammed up anywhere.
The rain doesn't bother me overly. I love the cool and wet feeling. I feel sorry for my daughter in law and friends who suffer S.A.D.S
(Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome...That is to say, lack of sunshine causing a form of depression during the darker, winter months ie)
Ever since my dil left to stay with her family for a few months, it has done nothing but pour with rain. Our family love coffee shopping and we took her out every morning while she had energy. Her family do not coffee shop AT ALL so with all that rain/flooding she has been pretty much house bound since her visit. Poor woman.
These are photo's from my sister in Port Elizabeth, my daughter in law in East London, and niece in Jeffry's Bay.
Note how the drum is standing upright, this gives an indicator as to the depth of the hole.
Further afield where my nephew lives in Johannesburg, they have been having hail storms.
Fortunately his vehicle was not damaged during this storm. While hail storms in themselves are not unusual for that area, the size of these hail stones is ABSOLUTELY unusual.
As I said before, fortunately this is all around us, but not in my hometown but its shocking none-the-less and I feel for anyone who has suffered loss or damage in one way or another.
For me life goes on.....trying to keep my family ok and my mother in law cheerful. The poor old dear lives in a remote area, but at nearly 80 she doesn't want anymore mores. All I can do is phone her, write her and keep her encouraged. She is so concerned about the things she sees on the news. Each time a news report of a tsunami, tornado or hurricane is shown she starts to panic.
I've had a good few days on my eating plan again. Hopefully this newly found strength hangs around for a while.
Its raining again and my new pets have found a way to cope with the wet outside.