Monday, 30 November 2009

Eventful day!

In the lane that I live in, there is a bridge about 100 yards away from our house. Underneath it, the road has been flooded for the past 2 weeks! No one can get through except for tractors. Luckily we can access the rest of the lane by turning left. It is frequently flooded when it rains heavily.

At around 10am this morning, I looked out of my workroom window as I could hear someone calling out. A lady was calling her 2 dogs. I looked out as I thought they might be chasing after my cats. It turns out that her car was stuck in water under the railway bridge. Poor woman (named M), she was wet and cold. I invited her in and called for help to have the car pulled out of the water. It took quite sometime before anyone arrived on the scene!

She was very concerned that she would be imposing on us. After reassuring her that she wasn't, I said that if something like that happened to me, I would hope that someone would help me.

In the meantime, I put the kettle on, leant M some clothes as hers were soaked and lit the fire to warm up the room. As we waited for help, we chatted about this and that including interior design. She is a lovely person who has it happens used to work for a well known textile company in London and loves textiles!

After lunch, the recovery vehicle turned up and drove M back home.

The car stuck under the railway bridge in our lane today

Sign put up when help finally arrived

This is the 5th or 6th time this has happened in that same spot, this year alone!

Miss P was at home today as she was unwell but it didn't stop her from doing her bit to help.

By the way, the two dogs are safe and well too!

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


coco rose said...

Oh the poor love! What a kind hostess you were to her. I bet she was so thankful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I hope this rain stops soon...there is no way they can put a hosepipe ban on us this coming summer! xxx

Lori said...

that poor lady, how scary for are so sweet to help her out, and to warm her up Isabelle...what a nice girl you are:)

KC'sCourt! said...

The christmas spirit certainly came early for that lady. It'll be something you both will not forget.

BusyLizzie said...

well done for being so kind! My car nearly conked out on the way back from Bridport on Saturday as it was raining so hard and there were HUGE puddles covering most of the road... as it was dark it was very hard to see where the water began & ended! Lizzie x

Marydon Ford said...

I have such a fear of heavy water on roadways ... it is scary. Glad all is safe ...

Hope you had a lovely Tsgiving.

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TTFN ~Marydon

bellaboo said...

It makes you feel all warm inside when you can help someone like that.What a blessing that you were there to help,and it all ended well.


Pomona said...

How lovely that she had you to look after her - it must have been quite scary!

Pomona x

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely good deed done!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Florence and Mary said...

You kind soul... you were Ms very own Christmas angel!!!

Hope Miss P feels better soon

Victoria xx

Clare said...

What a lucky lady that she got stranded near you...I'm not sure eveeryone would be so welcoming! Hope Miss P feels better soon.

Lisa said...

How kind of you, though like you say if you were stuck in such an unfortunate position it's the kind of help you would appreciate,. It must have been satisying being the one doing the caring and sharing.
Hope Miss P is feeling well very soon.
Lisa x

Devon Dumpling said...

Thank goodness she is ok! x

Michela said...

How kind of you Isabelle! Hope P will get better soon!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Isabelle if I was stranded I'd want it to be right near your house:))) what a sweet glad she was ok...poor thing.
Will have to catch up on your posts in a couple of weeks.... just wanted to say hi!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

How nice that you could be a good Samaritan to this poor lady! A new friend was made, sounds like!

Les Cotrions said...

What a bad adventure for that lady! Fortunately she met you and your kindness!
A nice day to you Isabelle!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Thank goodness all is ok. What a relief it must have been for the lady to have you come to the rescue. Hope Miss P is better soon X

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I should be very happy to have you to look out for me if I was in a predicament, plus I would get to see all your lovely things you have been doing to your home!

We have a stream at the bottom of the field which is currently a rampaging river! Buster normally paddles through it every morning but at the moment he is having to swim for it! Plus he gets carried along by the strong current, which he loves! Crazy labrador!

Sarah x

andamento said...

She's lucky you were just down the road! Not a nice thing to happen to anyone but at least she's unhurt. We had a rain-free day yesterday but unfortunately it was back again today.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Isabelle

Sadly the threads Hen bought at Bridport weren't mine, although I do have some DMC coton perle No 8 and No 12 at Dairy House.

I may take some to the Giant Flea on 13 December, but otherwise they will be at Dairy House. Not sure if they're exactly what you want, but email me direct if you want something specific. I may have it.


Menopausal musing said...

Just how scary was that for the lady concerned???? Glad you were able to help her out.

Julies knitting corner said...

What a horrible time for you all Isabelle, so glad you were able to help this lady well done. How is everything now around you?
stay safe. best wsihes Julie.C

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Hi Isabelle,
I have a little something for you over at my place today.

Fabulous Finds Gal

Kar said...

Ms. M was very lucky to have such a wonderful person help her out! What a wonderful heart you have!


OhSoVintage said...

How lucky she was that you came to the rescue. Lucky she was your clothes size too. Will this rain ever stop? Surprised no-one is building arks!

Catherine said...

It has been raining a lot here too and we had storm , i hope it 'll be better now before xmas, maybe snow??? catherine