Feb 9, 2017

Lovin' Life 9/2/2017: The Least Worst Case Scenario.

Keeping it short and sweet today.

The weather was pretty crazy around where I live on Tuesday.  Flash floods,  massive delays for public transport and buildings were under threat of collapsing as Sydney saw more rain in one hour than we did for the whole of January.  Bolts of thunder sounded more like bombs exploding and it was hard to believe that the lightening preceding them were forces of nature rather than technology.

I had just pulled into the driveway when that first bolt of thunder struck and was madly scrambling to open my umbrella as the rain began to pound down.  I opened the back door to the sound of rain dripping off the back shutters onto the floorboards and an ominous drizzle from the kitchen ceiling.  But none of the ceiling was actually on the floor and I had electricity (for wifi and the kettle) and running water (for a hot shower after I did the clean up).






I'm thankful that this was the worst I had to deal with when I got home.  That it was something a mop, buckets and lots of towels could handle.  That it was my day off so I only had to deal with it at 11am rather than at 6pm at the end of a long day at work with a hungry preschooler to bathe, feed and settle for the night.

The rain stopped by the early afternoon and suddenly it was just another Tuesday afternoon at home.  On my own and with a mountain of laundry to fold and personal admin to get through.

Have you found yourself thankful for only having the least worst case scenario happen recently?


26 comments:

  1. So glad it wasn't worse for you SSG. Storms can be so unpredictable. Have a great week and hopefully no more storms for a while. Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

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    1. Thanks Sue. No more storms, heat wave instead! Oh well, at least the roof will dry out perfectly!

      SSG xxx

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  2. I'm relieved it wasn't worse as well. I've actually had a few of those least worst case scenarios of late and really must take more time to acknowledge that fact - the fact I was kinda lucky and things could have been worse! #teamlovinlife

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    1. So true, Deb! Had a few near misses in life so far and I tend to not be as appreciative of my good luck as I should be.

      SSG xxx

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  3. That sound of dripping water as you opened the door must have set your mind racing. I'm glad it was just those two things and that it doesn't sound too serious... We've had floods in San Francisco yesterday as well. The weather is crazy!

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    1. Trying to stay sane in the heat we now have instead. Hope you're settling in back in San Fran.

      SSG xxx

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  4. I'm hoping and praying for the least worse case scenario as I'm waiting in the specialist's office this morning!

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    1. Hope you're okay. Everything crossed that the news will be good.

      SSG xxx

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  5. We had an unplanned power outage on Tuesday afternoon and 3pm when the temp hit 39C. I had a house full of small children and no air conditioning, no power to pump water to the house so not able to wash hands, flush the loo or fill anyone's water bottles! THANKFULLY the power was restored after about half an hour. It could have been much worse and has been in the past (no water for showers and a fridge full of prawns on Christmas eve...eeek!)But things still could have been worse. Like, it came back on!
    Good on you for counting your blessings after the storm hit! We are all very lucky in this country, in the scheme of things aren't we.x

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    1. We are luck, Shauna. That being said, there are strong rumours that NSW should expect black outs from around 3pm today... just at the start of our heat wave here.

      SSG xxx

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  6. You're right - it was the least worst outcome & it was a mega storm! Now we've got more extreme heat to look forward to...

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    1. Take care and stay cool in this heat, Jo!

      SSG xxx

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  7. I'm pleased to hear your water problem wasn't too bad SSG. Storm damage can be a worry! We had a brick wall collapse during stormy weather last year. Nobody was hurt, thankfully, and the wall fell in a way which didn't damage any other part of the property, so we were pretty lucky. Thank goodness for insurance too! :) #LovinLifeLinky

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    1. So lucky no one was hurt when that wall collapsed, Lyndall. Yes, insurance. Pain to pay but so luck to have it. I've never had a problem with making claims for things previously either.

      SSG xxx

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  8. Gosh you've had flash floods and we're suffering here in Brisbane with heatwave after heatwave (it's just horrid). So glad there's no major damage for you. I'm grateful all the time that mother nature has spared me any major damage or drama thus far!! *knock on wood* #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Brisbane, you guys have had it bad all summer!! We've had it good here in comparison.

      SSG xx

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  9. What caused the wet ceiling? My lounge ceiling gets wet in the rain. Finally I got around to having cavity trays inserted yesterday and today. Hopefully in my case that will solve my problem.

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    1. Those cavity trays sound good, Anna. Having someone look at ceiling this weekend. Our house needs work at the back where the leaks have happened so hopefully we will sort it out this year.

      SSG xxx

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  10. hashtag blessed.

    I love how you are grateful for the little things.

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  11. Our last house was a tiny worker's cottage about 100 years old. Every time we had a storm or heavy rain, the gutters above the study would overflow ... into the house! Many was the summer night we would have to get up, move books and office stuff away from the windows and wall, and mop up with towels ... I don't miss that at all!!!!

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    1. Janet, that sounds awful. Glad you've moved and it's no longer your problem!

      SSG xxx

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  12. Hasn't this weather been bizarre lately - all that rain in February! Glad it wasn't too bad and you could see the positives in it all - that's what really counts :)

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    1. Hoping for nicer weather on the other side of this weekend's heat wave. We deserve it!

      SSG xxx

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  13. Oh no I hope you can get it repaired quickly and easily! Reminds me I need to pay the home insurance renewal, haha! Thank you for the reminder. I think we are supposed to get a bit of a storm Sunday - it's when it's going to hit 39 here so I'm hoping it's not too bad. Cranky boys and no power for aircon is not an appealing prospect!

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    1. Don't forget to pay that insurance renewal, Mica!!!!! And may you never need to use it.

      SSG xxx

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