In fact, I began with a statement of sympathy for our flooded neighbours. In no way was I trying to trivialize the stress and shock of a sudden flood.
We experienced our own serious flood several years ago, and our family survived just fine, despite losing important possessions and enduring the stress of rebuilding.
I am genuinely baffled that this person, apparently one of the affected homeowners, takes anything that I said personally.
My comments were clearly aimed at the Oak Bay News’ editorial tone, not the experiences of the folks involved.
Rather than chastising me, maybe she should show her kids how adults deal with setbacks like this, count her blessings and soldier on.