Thursday, September 10, 2009

the living room flooded

Bangladesh has water. Sometimes I don't go out, if I have a choice, because it's so wet outside.

Today I was home after class pretty early and since it was a beautiful day, I did a few buckets full of wash. Got those jeans done. Of course, you know where this is going. Within two hours the rain was pouring down. I decided we didn't need any errands done today.

Within three hours I could see that the rain was coming in through the screen on the balconey (it doesn't usually), so I closed the glass door.

Within four hours, I went into the living room and the water was deep enough to need some serious mopping. I guess the balconey's drain is clogged, or the end point is overflowing, or something, but the water came in even through the closed door.

Good thing the cello was in Matan's room. I do not want to know how waterproof the case is.

Added note: kind of makes me feel like I've got nothing to complain about when the next news item I open says:

Flash flood inundates about 200 villages in Bangladesh 2009-09-10 15:11:03 Print

DHAKA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Some 200 Bangladeshi villages were inundated by flash flood triggered by heavy downpour over the last five days in three sub districts of the Khulna district, about 180 km southwest from capital Dhaka, leaving over 300,000 people marooned, local private news agency UNB reported on Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, guess you have to keep anything special off the floor! I just got Songs at the River's Edge by Katy Gardner from the library. She was working on her PHD in anthropology and spent 15 months in a small rural village Sylhet. I can imagine your blogs evolving into a book of this nature in years to come. Thanks for keeping us informed. Carol