Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Protective Wall


Above is a picture of the front of our house taken last night after our dear landlady's workers finished their job. They built these concrete walls around all four of our entrances just in case the water levels rose. 

The flood has not reached us yet but friends called us at school yesterday afternoon to let us know that the waters were 30km away. We left school early to buy tarps and a shovel just in case we needed to dig up the yard and fill bags with the dirt to block our front gate. We have also bought many water bottles and canned or dry foods to sustain us for a few days. 

We are at school now and everything seems to be normal. No torrential rains like three nights before and the sun is up. I am hoping that this flood will blow over and it does not destroy more houses along its way. So many people around the area and in Bangkok have been evacuated and I cannot help but feel lucky in comparison to them. At least we have many colleagues who offered to put us up if we ever needed a place to stay, we have water and food to sustain us, a second floor and we have these walls to protect us. We are blessed!

6 comments:

paula devi said...

Lana, you are always blessed because you are who you are. But you also know how many prayers are coming to your city and to your family. Are you at least wearing bathing suits? I know, not so funny.

Tabouleh said...

Awww Paula thank you for your prayers and your sweet heart-felt words...
Actually I laughed when I read your bathing suit comment... LOL... I needed that! We need to find the humor in all terrible situations... makes the load lighter.

Unknown said...

I am glad you are prepared. Very least, you have some extra time with your family. Hang in there and love and prayer coming your way. ;-)

Tabouleh said...

Thank you 'unknown' for your sweet toughest and prayers.

Jan said...

Sending some thoughts to Bangkok and to you Lana. Is there anything that we can do here to help those people evacuated? Red cross? I will go have a look now to see if there is anything. Keep safe.

Tabouleh said...

Thank you Jan. Everyone is jumPing in buying boats and supplies for the people affected. But I am sure there are relief agencies collecting donations. Thank you.