Finding hidden treasure
We've been so busy mopping up and helping the neighbours that I forgot all about my favourite Easter treat - Hot Cross Buns! I usually have a couple of packs stored in the freezer, but not this time, because of the nasty Cyclone ISSA!
The 2 kilometre drive to the shopping centre can take up to an hour now, because so many roads have not been cleared of mudslides and debris and some bridges have simply caved in!
Quicker to walk I know, but the trip back with a heavy bag of groceries is not a job for a Silver!
We needed to get petrol today, so hubby had to go out but the roads thankfully were not as jammed!
Our awesome general worker decided to stay home for the weekend and not go to the farm with his Dad; he is super protective of us and realized there was much mopping up to do.
More importantly, is the set of car keys that had his gear-lock key on; an expensive item to replace; he has a spare set of car keys, but nothing for the gear-lock!
However, hubby and our worker decided to search for the keys as it was quite safe and there was nothing left on that side to collapse.
It turned into a kind of treasure hunt digging in the area where most of the cottage contents lay buried under rock, bricks, concrete, and soil!
The stuff he found that could be salvaged of course was full of mud, but could be cleaned and used again - bed linen, a rechargeable lamp that although muddy, surprisingly still worked!
A small wad of cash notes was quite a find, buried under the rubble; a little wet and muddy but could buy you a couple of bags of food ;) So this young man is going to be very happy when he returns on Monday and sees at least some of his belongings returned!
He was digging very carefully and as he moved big chunks of concrete, he started hearing cellphone beeps coming from underneath the rubble!
It was the lost cellphone, and it amazingly is still alive!
All of that has been lying there for nearly four days, but still had enough charge to come alive!
All kinds of other minuscule stuff was found, but the car keys are still lying somewhere underneath all that rubble! I think we're perhaps a tad too hopeful as it's like searching for a needle in a haystack!
So... this has been a very different kind of #marketfriday, but I think @dswigle, that wonderfully supportive lady, will enjoy a good chuckle at my shopping in the mud!
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Very interesting ,maybe the hidden treasure has been around for long time. Thank you.
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Hello my friend, it sounds like you had quite a fight with mother nature in your part of the world. What the heck? A cyclone hit? Mudslides? What next. Sorry to hear of your struggles.
Maybe those hot cross buns will help to cheer you up.
Good luck with it all, sending hugs, stay safe.
So, Lizelle, was Bonginkosi's cottage on your property washed away? 😱
Glad you got your hot cross buns.
Hope the keys turn up...
It was the neighbour's little Airbnb & one of our usual trainees had booked in there, but fortunately his car was parked on our property as we have security cameras. Bongikosi found all of this, he didn't want to go home this weekend because they're expecting more rain! Arthur already bought the young guest a new phone! But that this one is still alive, is a miracle although it likely was in a cavity underneath all the rubble.
One can only search in that section as the other side still has part of the building walls & roof and is very unstable. He's a real gem our Bongikosi!
We found the car keys with the gear lock key this morning, so are very relieved👌
Great news, Lizelle!!
Hi Lizzie! Hopefully, a miracle will happen, and you will find the keys. I hope it is all over. And that you won't have any more rain and disasters these days. Take care and stay safe!🤗
Oh, Lizelle!!! @lizelle You had me in stitches and it is not even funny to be laughing at this. I could just see that treasure hunt going on! I cannot believe the phone still works!! I want that kind, for sure! Finding money like that is a real treasure hunt!
I hope you are doing better now, I am amazing at the resilience of you and the hubby! I am so happy you got those hot cross buns! I know how important a little bit of normal is! Loved this!!! ❤️
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The treasure hunt brought up more muddy stuff that miraculously still works like a headset, but the trophy was the car keys & gear lock! Fortunately an older car so it wasn't electronic keys (but if it was, it may even have survived)🤣 It was funny and not so funny but the catastrophes we've heard of since that storm, just horrendous!
Thank you for #marketfriday 😍