Friday, 6 July 2012
Floods, Power cuts and a pineapple
Today has been an interesting day; it appears the gods did bring forth the wrath of rain in abundance. Where we live this was in the form of steady heavy rain, never really terrible but relentless all day long. It meant that we got to try trout tickling in the geography room and some rather exciting cave diving in the school cellars, while form 9FR challenged the upper 6th to a boat race up the main corridor.
The Ghost Writer said he have a fairly uneventful day in the grey of the grey office, until he had to go home then as he was driving he found himself in the chaos of at least one hundred metres of floods not far from Newtown. But he is good with floods and got through them OK. As he says if people just chill and drive nice and gentle and don’t go at it like a bull in a china shop it is easy, but the masses do like to drive through floods at speed and flood their engines with the spray.
Anyway our only headache has been our electricity tonight it kept tripping out. We still are not sure why, and have tried isolating various things to work out what is happening. At present the solar panel system is off but we just can’t be sure what the problem is. Even dad was unable to conduct his lightning conductor experiments today so we can’t blame him. It is now just too dark to try things because if it all trips now it will be well dark and then we will trip. Still it could be much worse as many people in
have had their housed flooded and it is only going to get worse as the floods
move down stream. Britain
On a lighter and far sunnier subject my good blogging friend Mr ESB who lives over in the
growing a pineapple which he hopes to make the first ROB Z TOBOR Embassy. MrESB is very kind and like my other loyal followers from the USA back on FB,
Captain Nessman and Miss Elaine, tolerate my strange quirky eccentric British
ways. My British followers see this as normal; sadly due to five years of
strange weather most folk over here have lost the plot now and gibber a lot,
clutching umbrellas. Throwing rocks at the TV weathermen and eating duck
sandwiches in revenge….. USA