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...it looks like I've been neglecting LJ for a good long while now eh? Fuck, time flies. Have been posting on FB and Twitter as usual, and if any of you haven't added me on either yet just PM me your info and I'll add you there becauuuuse it doesn't look like I'll be having constant LJ access anytime soon.

Why? Looking at my last LJ post on Oct 12, I was mentioning the floods and how we'd probably be okay. WELL it turns out I was wrong,as the water came for us too on Oct 15, Saturday early-fucking-morning. You really don't appreciate how fucking fast the water can come in until it's just been 5 frantic hours since the first signs appeared on the street in front of your house at 6AM and now you suddenly have to move up to the first floor because the entire ground floor is already full up with water. So much for our expectations of "if we're flooded it'll be up to our knees, max."

Water topped out at over 3 meters and we ended up "stranded" at the house for the weekend, no electricity (cut since 6AM) and no plumbing-- Dad, Sue, K.Yai, the maid, our dog and myself. We had managed to move up all the water & food we'd had in the kitchen up, the portable gas stove too, so it was okay in that regard, tho you really underestimate how much water you need to do the simplest of things and how quick 5 people and 1 dog burn through it. Also, how fast you miss the magic of flushing toilets. We had a large vase and a supply of plastic bags and well, dot dot dot.

K.Yai, the maid and I were evac'd out Sunday evening, Dad & Sue stayed until Tuesday because of the dog. Ace is now at Sue's sister's place, we locked everything up, took whatever valuables we could move and have been staying in town ever since. The cars we thankfully had the foresight to park on higher ground in front of the mooban, and when the water flooded us Sue ventured out on one of the boats that were passing by our house to go outside and park the cars on a nearby flyover bridge. That took 5 hours, mind you, for all that she wasn't even a kilometer out of the mooban. Dad and Sue managed to go back to the house the week after we evac'd out, got some more stuff. That took 9 hours roundtrip, due to our province being basically underwater and them having to do an epic detour. The week after that even those roads were impassible.

Now, they recently managed to go and get the cars down from the bridge and they're now parked in town, but even now, when the "water has gone down", we're still talking about our house being under 2 meters ++ of water and trip back of 6 hours. Normally it takes an hour and a half to get from our house to town. All the trees in the garden are dead, and the water is stagnant and rotting. Of course, it's not nearly as putrid as some places in Bangkok (where the water headed right after it wreaked havoc through our province) and heyy, still haven't been broken in.

Of course, this has kind of thrown a wrench in my usual life plans, but I was again lucky enough to get enough of the important things out and work has been a nice distraction. You do get bored of the few outfits you have tho and I confess to going shopping for new clothes for the sole reason that I couldn't be fucked to handwash my laundry as often as I should. This also means that my normal plans for my STBB and XMBB had to be utterly revamped and I've been working on legit pencil & paper drawings, I feel so old school. I don't have a laptop at the moment, as the hotel room I'm staying at charges for the wifi and I can't be bothered to pay for that and the photoshop laptop that is probably on its last legs is acting up anyways, so they're both stored at Dad & Sue's temp apartment. Will be sneakily attempting to use the communal scanner at the office and of course my office desktop to whip up a post for my STBB regardless though, posting date TUESDAYYYYYY AHHHH.

Which is why I thought I'd make a practice LJ post again and also give a little update. I HOPE YOU'RE ALL DOING FINE, MY DARLINGS <33 Maybe at some point I'll post pictures, but lol let's just say that I don't think we'll be able to live at the house for another 2-3 months at least and also the way our government has been handling this mostly makes me feel all the rageful feeeeeeelings. SIGHHHH.

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Date: 2011-11-19 11:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maichan.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh, if only I used my FB or Twitter account. Do keep us posted here on your situation when you can. If anything, having to work on your traditional art skills is a good thing. Everyone could use some "old school" practice ;)

But speaking of your housing situation, can I still mail your holiday card to the address I have on file?

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Date: 2011-11-19 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
You're aliiiiive, yay! :D

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Date: 2011-11-19 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com


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Date: 2011-11-20 01:32 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) ([emotion] glomp!)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Good gravy. I am glad you are all right! That sounds most stressful, though.

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Date: 2011-11-20 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scintilla10.livejournal.com
eeep, I'm glad to hear you're all right! ♥!

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Date: 2011-11-20 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] radiophile.livejournal.com
My mom, sister and I went without running water for two days after the Kobe earthquake and before we evacuated, but even between just the three of us, I remember how quickly we used up water for basic things. I can only imagine how much worse it was for five people + a dog! /o\

Stay safe! ;_; ♥

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Date: 2011-11-21 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheshire-tabby.livejournal.com
uh, I am glad to read that you are doing a little better again. basically, this is little panicky me seeing you are posting on LJ again and thinking, "at least a little normalcy". BKK was on the news yesterday because of the water which is receeding and the beginning reconstruction works. Hopefully you can move back to your place as soon as possible. <3!

also, good luck for you two posting dates! I am sure you magically made some awesome drawing appear, as you usually do. heh.



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