from the sublime to the ridiculous

Posted: April 26, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time

ArielAriel enjoying his sunny spot on top of the garden shed at lunchtime
hailthen a few hours later we had a hail storm, the gutters were blocked with ice and the stairwell turned into a waterfall for about half an hour!

  1. dinahmow says:

    Arrghh! I bet Mr.Cat was peeved. Hope you didn’t suffer too much damage?

    • Mo Crow says:

      The stairs have never looked so clean! slept on the floor in the lounge room ’til the bed dried out at about 3am & a bit of rain came down the upstairs chimney but overall the old house coped pretty well, we’re getting awfully good at dealing with indoor waterfalls! Ariel is enjoying the heater being on to dry our the wet carpets and the garden coped surprisingly well, all the tender tropicals were under the canopy of the apricot and pink Brugmansias which were totally shredded but will come back within a week as they have lots of new shoots coming on after all the rain on Monday and Tuesday, got the ice out of the pots as soon as the hail stopped, there was still some ice in the drain just now when I was out sweeping up all the shredded leaves!

  2. margaret johnson says:

    CRIKEY Mo !!

  3. Carol says:

    We are really taking a drubbing, Mo, aren’t we! I’m hoping the weather will give us a break for a while now. We didn’t get the hail – I think that might have been the last straw, on top of the smashed trees, torrential rain and flooding. I hope your house has dried out now, and stays dry…

  4. Dana says:

    I was hoping “the stairwell” was an outside feature, but I guess not. Flooding is so disruptive, but it sounds like you are coping well.

    • Mo Crow says:

      “just another drama” as Old Man Crow says, the water poured down the wall like a fire hose behind our bed in the upstairs bedroom, soaking too etchings that are drying under weights & then poured down the stairs into in the middle of the house (you can see the stairs in this post here ) it’s all OK now, everything has dried out, the garden has recovered, the house inspection is today & it all looks perfect, phew!

  5. coloremartine says:

    Always the weather………….I’m very happy with heavy rain: dont have to wash the car which was really needed after i year but luckily nature saved me…………….
    And Venus was sitting there and watched….exactly as Ariel does………

    • Mo Crow says:

      cats do appreciate our efforts in a bemused sort of way hehe! the van only gets washed when it goes to Peter the very good auto mechanic for the twice yearly service & we vacuum out all the spiders we bring home from the gardening so they don’t frighten him!

  6. deemallon says:

    oh god… so sorry to hear about this watery mess! I hope the etchings survive… When our basement flooded years back, I was able to salvage much of the paper work by doing exactly what you’re doing. Is this why the inspector came, or was that just routine?

    • Mo Crow says:

      the house inspection was scheduled, itg was the first one in 2 & 1/2 years but expected as the family run real estate agency that the house had been with since 2009 was bought out in November, x fingers things will stay pretty much the same, ie keeping the rent low by doing the repairs when needed, x fingers we will get permission to knock down half the front garden wall. The etchings are a little weathered but are OK, phew we have never had water come in that wall before but the good thing is the little black ants that were living in the wall and running around on our pillows were washed away!

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