Sunday, September 14, 2008

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

Hackneyed quote but quite appropriate. The weekend before this one our office was under 6 inches of water, which although not biblical in scale, in nevertheless quite sufficient to mean we have lost at least £20,000 worth of stock and loads of furniture etc. We spent 2 days chucking wet books, carpet, boxes etc onto skips, and moving dry books etc to dry places - shoving them into corners in 2 other buildings, and shoving me and my 2 colleagues into the meeting room in Barry library, the admin staff into a corner of another room in Barry library, another member of staff is borrowing Sully library when it is closed, and Christopher is of no fixed abode. Staff phone and ask where he is and we just say to email him, as he'll pick them up eventually.

It is a real pain. The loss adjuster said that it would be 3-9 months before we are back in, and we can't stay where we are till then, but the boss is in Greece (lucky her) till 22 Sept so we are all in a state of great uncertainty which is very frustrating!!!!!

However when all said and done it's better than your home being flooded because none of it is personal stuff (bloody irritating though - we keep saying "where is..." or turning to get something which is either on a skip or 3 miles away.

3 comments:

oreneta said...

What happened? I thought Ike was in Texas....

Helen said...

It has rained almost non stop all through August, and then we had storms on top of that with - guess what - more rain! The fields are so wet the water is running off them like concrete, the rivers are full and so we have floods when we have torrential rain.

katemcnabb said...

You have my utmost sympathy - sounds absolutely rubbish. You should all go to Greece when your boss gets back and leave her to it :)

xxxx