So I was inconvenienced by the floods on Friday. But at least I got back and had a dry home to return to. Watching pictures on the BBC news of the floods this summer, first those up in the north and now those in the west and south of the country, really started me thinking about how we, as a family, would cope in such a situation.
How would an autistic child, or adult, even to begin to understand what was going on? Son 2 would have no concept of the dangers of the flood water or the need to conserve power and drinking water. Son 1, being agoraphobic, would find evacuating the house very hard, even in an emergency. They would both be devastated to loose possessions.
It is a scary thought.
Three notable things:
1. Writing a poem today. I don't often get the urge to write a poem, but I was inspired by something I heard yesterday.
2. Sorting out a set of symbols for son 2 to use as a communication aid this summer.
3. It was a warm, dry day and I didn't go out at all. Why not?