Alhamdulillah...praise to Allah....I am now back at home, safe and sound :). The flood that hit my hometown last week is now over at my neighbourhood and all of us here are now busy cleaning our mud and rubbish filled houses. :P It's like a mud festival I tell ya!! hahaha!
I personally was not worried about anything else other than my studio. I didn't care about the rest of furniture in the house. My major concern was my studio....my little studio. That's my future. Without it....I feel lost. Thank God my PC was not harmed and most of my craft materials are safe too. I do have some of my cards and paper that were damaged by the flood but I thank God that they were mostly old cards that I made long time ago.
I remember when my family and I were staying at Sungai Petani......I kept thinking of what I was going to do if the water level was high at my neighbourhood. What if my PC....my craft paper....my craft tools were submerged in water. What am I going to do. If I am rich......it won't be a problem. I can just buy a new PC....or perhaps a new laptop.....buy everything back. But I know that's not possible. I can't afford it right now. I was even thinking of recycling the paper and perhaps make a new product from paper ruined by the flood hahahaha......papier mache' products perhaps or handmade paper hahaha.......but luckily I don't have to think about that now since 90% of my studio was not harmed. Thank God for that. I feel so blessed and grateful. I know a lot of people are not as fortunate as I am right now as some faced an even major damage in their houses compared to us.
All the time we were in Sungai Petani, we spent a lot of time watching the news for the latest updates of the flood in Alor Setar and other areas in Kedah. Since we were there most of the time, therefore I was not able to take photos of the flood during those 3 days I was in Sungai Petani. I was only able to take photos on the day we evacuated and on the day we came back to our house after our stay there. You can view the photos from the slide show I posted here.
I remember not feeling well during my stay in Sungai Petani. That is because I was on a new treatment for my thyroid. But it was actually an overall treatment to help with the other health problems I was facing. Thank God after going through the rough times due to the side effects from the medication, I felt much better and was feeling healthy enough to go back to Alor Setar and deal with the flood.
My Mom's car was safe....because she left it at the mosque that evening before the water level went really high. A lot of people left their car there too. That area is safe coz it's quite high up....the flood water didn't even reach the mosque. Thank God. Those who didn't move their cars away from their houses had to tow their cars out. The tow truck company made a lot of money from the flood victims! One car costs them RM150 to get it towed out to the main road. Luckily my Mom moved her car out earlier, other wise she would have had to face the same fate as the other flood victims.
I do see a lot of goodness in all this.......one thing for sure, in times of trouble, our relations with our neighbours are now much much closer.....we have all come together to help each other out. Some of our neighbours were staying at the same hotel we were in. So it was nice to have each other around and share our experiences. I've always wanted to rearrange my studio.....but I never did. Now I can! Well.....more like forced to! haha! When I wanted to clean the mud on the floor, I had to take most of the stuff out of the room so that it's easier to clean.....and this was the perfect chance to see the room in a new light. A new layout! And I'm loving it! It's more like cleansing you know......we throw away or giveaway the things we don't really need anymore and keep what's really necessary for us to move on.
No complains.....I'm pretty much happy after the flood. Lots of work to do.....pending orders to get done....giveaways to post and prepare as well. Busy busy busy again! :)