Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Rain?!

Joburg is meant to have summer rains. We don't expect a drop of the stuff in winter. But in the last few hours it has bucketed with rain. And then some hail, just to really confuse us poor Gautengers.

TSC and I didn't sleep very well with the storm raging, so both of us were wide awake when we heard water trickling somewhere inside the house at about 3.30am. We flicked on the light switch and were greeted with the sight of little rivulets of water pouring out of the ceiling in the corner of the room and running down the walls into the carpeted floor.

Fan-frikking-tastic.

Great way to start the day. And nothing can be done until the rain ceases and TSC gets home from work, so we have put down some old towels to soak up the worst of it until then. Joy.

But it could be far worse. My heart goes out to all those who don't have a roof over their heads at all, not even a leaking one.

9 comments:

Shayne said...

We are also summer rainfall Tam but it's been pouring since yesterday and it's predicted till thurs. Plus snow.

Luverly.

Luckily i don't have to go anywhere in this weather.

Hope TSC finds the leak and sorts it asap. xx

po said...

Hardcore rain! It rained here today too, which would normally be normal at this time of year, or at any time of year, but we have had two months of no rain, plus winter (no rain, only snow) so everyone is in shock. They are like, what is this damp stuff? It sucks. It has been the driest year ever!

Nes said...

Shame! My garden is a bit soaked and you kind of have to slosh through but other than that no leaks (although I am on the ground floor of 3 stories so it would be pretty odd if it flooded). Hope it gets sorted out soon!

Damaria Senne said...

I was very glad when the rain stopped and the sky cleared up and the sun came out. I'm definitely not ready for rain in the middle of winter.

Helen said...

I turned to hot chocolate and soup and it was better :)

Fiona said...

It kept me up too which didn't help considering I only climbed into bed just before 12, with it being bookclub and all, so I was exhausted on Wednesday!

I hope you get your leak sorted out soon :)

Nes said...

I gave you an award. Now you know. You rock (even if you don't think winter thunderstorms rock :p )

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Rain is only fun when you're curled up in bed with a mug of hot chocolate and a sex doll.

Just kidding about the last bit.

Slyde said...

we've been having some crazy storms here in the states lately...