Mud, water, more mud!
When we talk about this in a few months, many of us won’t remember the water so much as all the mud. There’s nothing to put you in a mood like shoveling mud from inside your home. Shovels are in short supply. We tried and failed to buy a couple yesterday.
It’s supposed to rain tomorrow (Wednesday) but not heavily. Fortunately a friend’s home is on slightly higher ground and remained dry through the weekend mess. It has become the local hotel for the foreseeable future for a few of us. Good to have friends.
The water went off earlier this evening for an hour but it’s back on. The power is off and on like a trapped politician having to answer a “yes or no” question.
Tired. Everyone you meet is tired, physically tired from cleaning up the mess, not sleeping well or upset from not being able to go home. “Mud, tired” are the two words that define life right now.
Sorry to be on such a low, but that’s life today on this rock. We’re almost done – not back to normal – but almost done the cleanup. Tomorrow will be better.
Photo courtesy of Mark@bgi: Raid or mud doan matter as Barbados Fire heads out for another call. They’re tired too but out they go because they have to. Thanks guys!
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