Whoa the past two days have been pouring!!!
Who said 'its always calmest before a storm'? It sould be 'its always HOTTEST before a storm'. Today was a little better. Yesterday we had torrential rain the whole day. Its pretty normal to have hot, humid, rainy weather in May so when it started raining yesterday morning, that was just typical May weather. But then just as I was measuring coconut milk to make watalappan Ammi started shouting that the lobby is flooded! It turned out that the balcony was being bombarded with the pouring rain, and water was coming inside!!! And i found that my room was getting wet too. The reason being out roof was leaking!!! Arghh!!! That has never happened before! Anyway, it meant that i have a personal indoor swimming pool. Cool huh?
I think it was 'coz the rain was coming down almost horizontally. The roof was leaky in several places and we had to move furniture to avoid them getting wet. Damn it! There went my leasurely holiday :( And not to mention hours of mopping...It was so windy that we could hear the roof going Thud Thud Thud.
After the rain stopped, the Vesak lanterns on the balcony we found in a pathetic state( See the pic)...The buddhist flag was some 50-odd meters down the road in a ditch.!
And all this and NO ELECTRICITY!! The whole freaking day!!!
Which meant of course that i had to beat the eggs using a stone-age egg-beater thingy. Ouch.
At least we had a Candle-lit dinner.
Fun fact: After the rain, our street resembled a muddy lake. Probably thats why a herd of buffaloes moved in in the afternoon. Yes! im not kidding!! lol! Their owner came looking for them and took them away though..humph spoil sport! not letting the poor animals have some fun in the mud.
Jokes aside, the TV said today that 8 people have been killed because of the rain since yesterday. Some because of landslides. Some because of flooding. A girl died in Colombo by falling into a drain. I have no idea what the hell the urban councils are doing...This is what happens when cities are built without planning i guess...