26 October 2011

Welcome Back to Bangkok, We're Having a Flood

Well, we survived 29 hours of travel with two little boys to arrive back in a panic-filled Bangkok full of sandbags and void of bottled water.

We were thinking ahead when we left the States and brought instant noodles, granola bars, Pop-Tarts and a few other supplies with us. Our main problem was trying to find bottled water. Store after store had empty shelves, but by the end of the day we found a lady on the side of the road selling water. We bought a bunch from her and started boiling water at home.

We didn't have a problem buying food earlier this week, although tonight Roger went by the store and found mostly empty shelves. For now we are well supplied with eggs, peanut butter, crackers, bread, fruit and meat. And Girl Scout cookies. I mean, what crisis can't be made better by Girl Scout Cookies.

Besides our food and water we have filled all of our extra containers with tap water for bathing and flushing, charged all of our electronics and made sure we have plenty of diapers. And, speaking of diapers, I have found a major disadvantage of using cloth diapers. They are not too handy when you don't know if you will have water or electricity to wash them.

So, for now we are hanging out in Bangkok. Watching Thai news, following breaking news on Twitter and praying for the best while preparing for the worst. So far we haven't seen any flood water, but we hear that may change tonight or tomorrow or this weekend or last weekend or next week or sometime during the next month.

Well, for now me and my 108 bottles of water are going to get some rest. Below is a video about what has caused the floods. It's in Thai, but has English subtitles.

1 comment:

Anthony & Sharon said...

Wow! Just so you know, you're more than welcome to ride out the flood at our house if need be. We'll supply the water if you bring the girlscout cookies! We also have a yard and friends for the boys!