France Day 5: Our Surprise, Watery Adventure

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When I last left you, I was whining about being sick. But that was just the beginning of the day's adventure! After writing that post late in the morning, I decided to lay down for a bit. I had an unusually bad headache for just a silly cold. Besides, it looked like it might rain, so we weren't going anywhere too soon.

Just as I laid down, it started to rain. Then, I realized the rain sounded really close, as if we're raining inside my room.

I rolled over and...it was raining in my room! Water was pouring in from a crack in the ceiling.

I leapt out of bed and called for help. We put some pot/bowls and towels down, pushed the beds to the other side of the room, and moved all my stuff.

It was amazing how quickly the bowl filled. We had to empty it twice in less than an hour.

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Meanwhile, the courtyard steps were now a waterfall and the gully in the back was a raging river.

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After all of that, the storm stopped just as quickly as it started and left us with a beautiful day. It was pretty amazing.

20120925-185732.jpg I'm having trouble with my Wordpress app and have lost the rest of this post about four times, so I'm just going to end it here for now while there's still something left. Sorry! I'll keep updating as best I can.