10.06.2007

Water.

The rain started coming down last night, accompanied by Ljubljana's trademark lightning storms. It's still raining.

So far, Ljubljana has had one flood warning and two towns in Slovenia were overwhelmed by the rising waters. Last night my internet connection mysteriously died, then returned after I rebooted everything. Man, that would be a nightmare: trapped in a flooded city without internet.

I turned up the heaters, a pot of coffee is brewing and I have enough work to do at home. So c'mon you bloody rain clouds, show me your worst.

Now if only the contractors would quit with the boom boom pound slam rattle rattle boom boom whirl all damn day and I'll be fine.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Hmm, I think "trapped in a flooded city" might actually be the nightmare part of that equation, but I know what you mean. As non-fluent aliens in Slovenia, our daily connection with what's going on in the world is through the internet. When it blinks off, it feels a bit like being cut off from the world.

Iva said...

It's that time of they year. Rain like always. Except that the floods were present this time ... just like in 1997 and 2000 (I think). Don't worry about it too much. I don't think ┼Żelezniki will happen any time again soon. But let's keep our fingers crossed just to be on the safe side. Anyway, floods or not, you guys are from damn Vancouver where it rains half of the year so I really don't know what's bothering you!! :DDDDD

Jay said...

Ha! Vancouver could put Ljubljana to shame, rain-wise. When I went out yesterday afternoon, the little creek near my house had turned monstrous, swiftly rushing by and causing the waters to churn violently.

Lisa does have a point. What do foreigners do when a disaster strikes and they cannot get information in their native language?

Iva said...

If there is ever a disaster somewhere around the globe, such as the tsunami tragedy or any earthquake or anything alike, the Slovenian government always contacts our embassies and consulates around the globe. So according to this, if a disaster strikes, a foreigner should contact their embassies in respective country they're in - in my opinion. But I could be wrong. :)

Lisa said...

That reminds me: usually while we're in Slovenia I have us registered with Foreign Affairs & the consulate. I havnae done it yet, but will do tomorrow. They'll then get in touch if anything happens. If something really bad went down, they'd coordinate our getting back to Canada.

And there's always all our friends. I'm pretty sure you won't be left in the dark ;)

pengovsky said...

Unless we're washed away saving you by that monstrous current that apparently spawns from my appartement building to your house. On the other hand, I could just borrow a surf board and be at your place in a jiffy :)

Iva said...

friends? what friends? :DDDDDD
anyway, i guess the only flooding disaster you usually need to be aware of in slovenia is the one of over-drinking ...

Lisa said...

@P & I: Lol! :D