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Floods and Hail storms all around me...nothing here...thank goodness.

Monday, October 29, 2012

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.
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    living in joburg, the hail has been pretty ridiculous!! glad you are safe from it - stay warm and dry!
    1938 days ago
  • SHAZG321
    emoticon wow
    1938 days ago
    1940 days ago
    oh my! What a mess! SO glad you are safe and hoping that our brothers and sisters are too. Much love to you. emoticon
    1941 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    Hi Celeste - I heard that in some places they had a 1000mm of rain in 3-4 days! What's that? About 39inches?

    I spotted a sentence today that might help your MIL (from Robin Banks) "Any fear and drama we attach to the event does nothing to help them." This is iro the Sandy devastation

    Weather is atrocious in so many parts of the world - Middle East - high wind, rain and hail; S.E. U.K. was freezing cold and bleak at the weekend; the old Cape Doctor is blowing here in Cape Town today but that's pretty normal for October.


    1941 days ago
    emoticon and MORE emoticon
    1941 days ago
    Gracious Celest -- here in Canada we are having crazy weather too..
    an earthquake in BC then here in Ontario - the remnants of Hurricane Sandy that is hitting a few lows making a monster storm called Frankenstorm..
    here in London we are to get 100 km winds ...

    glad you are safe --- love your dogs lazing
    1941 days ago
    emoticon I had No Idea that you were also having this kind of weather!! Is it part of the system that has Produced Hurricane Sandy?

    I will be praying for you all!! emoticon
    1941 days ago
    emoticon just frightening
    1941 days ago
    Scary indeed! I am glad you are safe and that you dil comes home soon.

    Your puppies look so comfy!

    1942 days ago
    Oh, my word! What a mess. So glad you are safe though.
    1942 days ago
    This is so very sad. I'm praying for all those in flood country.

    You are having pretty much the same weather we are having here now.

    I'm praying especially for Michelle.
    1942 days ago
    Well, the pups sure look comfy!!! It is distressing to hear of anyone having to cope with all the weird stuff going on around the world...but it is to be expected in the time of the end. Did you happen to notice all those folks up on that pier with the huge waves rushing in? What ARE they thinking...that they are safe up there? Thanks for sharing the pics...and weatherblog. While I prefer days like it is here today...cool, windy and absolutely clear...I don't mind the rainy days either. The hail I could do without. Is all this affecting Noleen's area too? Hope she is OK.
    1942 days ago
    glad you are safe
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  • CHERYLL1949
    Gosh it looks horrible and it hasn't even hit full force yet! I am glued to the weather channel. I am so lucky to live in Az. We have beautiful weather here almost yr round.
    I hope it won't be too bad. I have a few friends their and I pray for their safety and everyone else.
    Thanks for the pictures! emoticon
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