Saturday, 23 March 2013

Freya Rose Blossom, and a close run thing with flooding.

Freya Rose Blossom is our little star so we thought we would like to share her fame with everyone.

 Besides Freya being our little star, it was a much better photo to start the post with than this one.
The guys are back and getting stuck into the serious business of demolishing the house next door...

There is a protective net around the house, that comes very close to Soggibottom.

When I say close, I mean close. You might also notice sandbags in the corner by the wall, we made good use of them over the last couple of days.

Last Thursday night it was a close call, we were expecting the water to come around the corner again. New flood gate in and all sandbagged at the back. We were ready.

It's amazing how inventive you can be when it's needed. We got ready for a flood again and low and behold our lucky fairy must have been watching us because all of a sudden.

The water stopped here, right beside the scaffolding poles of the cottage next door, by the entrance to the park.

This is the view on Thursday morning, the rain started and never stopped.At least we didn't have snow like the rest of the country.

Thursday was also the day that Karina's felt art was framed and went onto the wall, it looked so good until I promptly knocked it accidentally. It fell, and the frame fell to bits.  It's now on it's way to be framed properly and not with a brought do it yourself frame.
There are things we are good at and things we're not so good at. Framing isn't on our good list.

 The water has gone and the cottage is dry and back to it's beautiful old self today.

The guys have been working hard again this morning, the chimney's of the cottage next door are down.

As usual Freya can be found over at the cat flap cavalier. Miss Nosy will miss the demolition crew on their day off tomorrow.
Have a great weekend, we'll be back next week.


Katie Isabella said...

Oh my goodness me! THAT was CLOSE!!

Mary Ann Tate said...

Wow that was a close call...sheesh.

Unknown said...

Wow that was lucky. We hope they get a wiggle on and get the cottage pulled down. Hope you don't have anymore rain. Awful over here, snow , rain and bitter cold winds. Welcome to Spring.
Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Faye Henry said...

Oh, thank the Lord..
Freya is wonderful as are you, my friend.. xo

WoolenSails said...

Way too many things going on, makes it hard to relax and will be so nice when they are done and gone. Love the felt art, Karina did a beautiful job on creating art with felt.


Jo's World said...

Happy, happy you avoided more flooding! Will keep our hopes up for you. We still have deep snow around our home and it can go slowly so the ground unfreezes and snow water can slowly get swallowed up. This is what we hope for, we might not get the slow part!

cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Caroline B said...

We were thinking of you this weekend and wondering how close the water was getting. We had snow all day yesterday and the countryside is more flooded than I have ever seen it - Spring, pah!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Whew! I was worried when I saw the floods on the news. 'Please NOT AGAIN!' I cried! Thank goodness things look set to be OK.
Karina's art is beautiful, really lovely. xx

Molly the Airedale said...

Thank goodness the water stopped where it did!
The felt art is just fabulous!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank goodness the water stopped!!
Lucky charms in place.
Your photos of your "star" are brilliant! And we love Karina's art!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Frets you rock that bill board. So glad to read Soggiebottom s dry once again. I can only Imagine your face as the water stopped at the gate!

Ruby said...

Hi there Freya Rose! It's mighty nice to meet you! Thanks for stoppin' by my bloggie!
Wows, looks like there are lots of thingies goin' on over can a doggie expect to gets some rest? BOL
I sure hopes it drys out soon and you can gets back to snoopervisin' the work next door
Ruby ♥