4 Jul 2009
SMILEY SATURDAY - Strange boats
Lightening our usual host is on vacation and takes a break from Smiley Saturday. That's why I proposed to those who like to do this meme to meet here on my blog.
Last week when we were still in Italy at the Garda lake, I woke up in the middle of the night because light was on in the whole appartment and I saw my husband standing there looking around a little lost and helpless. Before I could ask what happened, I saw my slipper swimming around the corner together with the toilet brush followed by other little boats which were our shoes.
I watched them swimming like a child would do with little boats or ducks on the water, and was a little startled that they swam in our room. I hadn't realized what had happened. Suddenly I heard terrible thunder followed by lightenings (not our usual host) of a power I had never seen or heard in my life.
I jumped out of my bed into about 20 cm (8 inch) high water, which bubbled out like a fountain from the shower and the toilet. Fortunately the water was clear and clean, I feared the worst, concerning the toilet. Our appartment, although it was on the first floor was completely under water. Fortunately we didn't have anything (besides the shoes) on the floor.
Short after midnight a lady from the Agency arrived to clean up this mess, apparently the whole little town had been flooded, and the canalisation gave up its spirit.
here were my shoes swimming around like little boats
The sky late afternoon