- The Abu Shenab lives! It's running, and the Spouse drive it to work today. After pouring two years of my life, and most of my husband's life savings into fixing it I was understandably distraught at it's complete immersion. Like, almost suicidal.
- Thanks to Salem Al Maskiry from Shuram for the use of the only landcruiser they could get to the day after the storm. You saved us mate.
- Thanks also the S and R for the loan of thier spare cars for the next few months while we get our wheels sorted out. I intend to post a car review here shortly.
- All the mud is out of our house, Yard, and carpark.
- Most of the furniture survived, primarily because it was either leather or distressed wood. The wooden pieces just look (a lot) more distressed now. The sofas small a little funny.
- By and large, we are a nation of assholes. The attitudes of others in the run up to and aftermath of the storm leaves me unimpressed.
- The whole experience with people in the shops, on the roads, and around the neighbourhood has been really, really damaging to my belief that people are fundamentally good. I'll work on a post about a few of these experiences at a later date.
- I sort of like the Chevrolet service experience, Those guys are really nice, and they care about my rig, even though it's a total P.O.S. and difficult to work on. I'll take them over Toyota service any day.
- I sort of dislike the Chevrolet experience because it takes about a year to find anyone who is working there to look at the car. Even when it's just a regular service. It's like a twilight Zone episode where the rest of the world has just disappeared. I offered to help them man the desk there while they work through the storm damage (for free) and they laughed. WTF?
- The garage closer to my house seemed receptive whan I asked for job. I am already tired of unemployment so I'll pursue that further.
- Thank you Dubai, for sending down the pumps and hoses to drain the lake that used to be my neighborhood.
- Thank you Colonel Abdullah of the ROP for providing what information you could during the course of the storm.
That's it for now. more when I think of it. When I figure out how to post photos later I'll show a few of the cars slowly sinking in our yard, and a few of the (totally futile) attempts to make them live again. Oh how you will laugh!
hope all of you are doing well.