This monday is mainly about awaiting the storm/hurricane that´s coming in from Great Britain later today. When Seth was a little boy and I lived in my house, we had the hurricane Gudrun coming and boy, she came! We had a party with our friends and I was in the kitchen, preparing a fondue for us.
It was a total hurricane outside and Seth was so scared and asked me:
-Mum, is it dangerous?
- No, we´re safe here inside our house. It´s built of bricks and we have a strong roof so no worries little one;=)
Well, almost directly after I had calmed him down, there was a sound so LOUD above us and then the biggest bangs and we all got so scared and rushed to the windows! We saw our roof bricks literally blow off our roof and down to the ground where they almost hit our two cars and the neighbours cars. So close that all the cars were damaged but luckily the bricks fell on their sides...
The next day we walked out to see the destruction and how many bricks we had lost and it was 85 bricks who feel that night from our roof! None of the other houses were damaged but since my house was the corner house and had no houses on the sides or back, only a big field, the hurricane took a hold of the roof and the building company had made the mistake of placing our roof bricks in the wrong direction on the very top, which led to them being easy to blow off.
Thankfully no one got hurt and when we then read about other parts further up in Småland in Sweden and all the trees that fell, making so many loose their trees and money, our roof felt like a tiny thing to talk about. But the scare we all felt when that hurricane swooshed away our roof bricks - that I´ll never forget!
Let´s just pray and hope that this hurricane coming won´t make such big damage as Gudrun did to our country. And I hope Great Britain will manage and cope without to much damage too.