Monday, July 23, 2007

Greetings from the Ark

But having trouble with the two by two thing. One Dog with fear of rain beating loudly on roof. Three cats - oblivious. One guinea pig - likely floated off somewhere by now. And the fish in the tank won't keep still to be counted.

This was our view for 6 hours (only imagine it getting darker and the water getting deeper) when traffic was caught in the flash flood friday afternoon. two months worth of rain had fallen in a few hours.

These are the first couple of pictures I took. most of rest are too depressing. hundreds and hundreds of people have had their home invaded by disgusting water, especially since the water treatment works were overwhelmed and the power substations submerged. it's a bit primaeval around here at the moment. we're so lucky that, while we're surrounded, at least the water hasn't come in. And though the water is off, we still have power. And P's nursery has power and tanks of water supply, so she can still go, so I can still work. Though I couldn't go into the office because the train stations are flooded.

If you google for gloucestershire + floods you'll see as much as you can stand.

Feeling pretty tired by constant state of alert - listening to local radio station for latest news and warnings.

In other news: Cataplexy! Eh? I hear you say. it's kind of narcolepsy's moody little cousin. It was on the way back from the neuro appointment Friday that we got caught in the flash flood. He's not sure why, but thinks he can make it go away. With prozac. Hmmmm. What do we think about that? Not sure. Nothing against it. My hesitation is not a stigma-y thing. Just Hmmm. Seems like quite a commitment.

5 Comments:

At 9:49 am, July 25, 2007, Blogger HerImperialMajesty said...

holy pills Batman
she typed, jumping straight over weather cat-astrophies to Cataplexy.
Prozac. hmm. is that the best he can do? demand a recount.

 
At 1:14 pm, July 25, 2007, Blogger HerImperialMajesty said...

say, why have none of the pictures in your car got eyes?
i'm relatively frightened of them now...

 
At 4:07 pm, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Stephanie said...

The Prozac will likely help, and since the cataplexy is likely stress-induced, you won't need to be on it permanently.

Be sure and give it two weeks to work, and ask about a "taper" down when your doctor takes you off of it.

Love, Your Nurse, Stephanie

 
At 5:07 pm, July 25, 2007, Blogger Beccy said...

Glad you're not too badly affected by the floods I've been following them on the news.

A friends of mine took prozac for a very short while and it really helped her (not sure if that's any help to you).

 
At 5:20 am, July 26, 2007, Blogger nonlineargirl said...

I'm sending the love your way. Impressive how the weather is speaking to you - telling you "when it rains, it pours" I guess. I hope the drug helps.

 

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