It has been three weeks since we were first warned about the flood and we are still waiting for the waters to arrive. Three weeks of having our stuff on the second floor or up on the shelves and table. When we thought that we will be settling into a new house four weeks ago, we never expected that we will be living as semi nomads.
Going off to an island to get away from the floods... then back home to make sure things are ok and reinforce our house. Then back out to another island to get away and be with friends when we were promised more water... then back home again to start work in a few days only to receive an email from school informing us that the Ministry of Education has extended the so-called- holiday for another week because the waters are certainly coming and the school will not be able to ensure every students' and staff members' safe passage to and from school.
Well, as for the waters, my husband went out to check on the klongs today and found out that they are high and over flowing. He then went up the street a bit more and found out that the streets are flooded... so the waters are coming but we are not sure when, how much or how fast.
Despite knowing that there are so many people out there who have suffered so much from this flood, and my heart goes out to every one of them, I can still say that not settling down for a few weeks now has been very unsettling.