13 January 2011

Nup. No Floods Here

One was going to tell you all about the Queensland floods.
In fact One spent a good part of the morning posting all about all kinds of natural disasters of the cyclonic, fire AND flood kind before One decided to simply do this instead.


Oh alright.
Just a little bit.

We are dry here today after a year's worth of rain having fallen in 6 weeks.  By some magic, we are not flooded. The third level is a muddy mire.  The septic trench is smelling more country than usual.  And if we didn't suffer from cabin fever we might try white water rafting down the storm water outlet on the edge of our property.

But that is nothing...

Up the road a bit to Gympie and down the road a bit to Caboolture, west a bit to Toowomba and then further south to Brisbane, flood waters are showing off their awesome power.  Friends and family are affected to varying degrees.  It is all awful.   One has found it difficult to talk to anyone much, let alone blog.  But a bit of sunshine and a sticking out of woolly tongue can do wonders.

Love and best wishes to those in its path.  And fab job done by the SES volunteers and the defence force and the police and even those we love to hate and hate to love, the pollies.  Thank bloody goodness for all of you.

14 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

Hey - I actually Googled where you live yesterday, just to check up on you! Google said you were ok.
Glad that is true.
Awesome power of the flood waters over there.

mem said...

It is hard to talk about it. Why is that? There's a constant flow of visual images from the media (if one chooses to watch) and maybe the talking heads are doing our talking for us. For good or bad. I went to my dad-in-law's boat club today - completely submerged. One of the boats from there was seen on telly hitting a bridge. There really isn't much except superlatives to say.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Glad to see you are well and still have your sense of humour. Thinking of you and hope all the clearing up is not to overwhelming. Hugs Jen xx

Monika said...

Glad you are O.K.
Wooly tongues, I like!

theemutsfeest said...

Hang in overthere! Glad to hear you're allright! Prayers and all good wishes for all of you!

Helen said...

Good to know you have been spared ... we are watching in horror as the flooding destroys so many lives.

Gidgetknits said...

I love your woolly and sensible response! And glad to hear that you're okay.

Hahnsmum said...

Pleased to hear you are dry lady. Stay safe..
l have 4 grown up diddlies living around Caboolture area..All okay thank heavens. Eldest dort was told to prepare to evacuate the other night, then told she couldnt take her doglets..So she opted to sleep in car with said woofers..But water didnt come in house..Mine are lucky, Not so, others . Poor unfortunate souls..My heart goes out to them..Now we are madly crocheting & knitting wraps for flood victims.Re lnverell library group.. Maybe that may help a teeny bit.. God Speed.. Regards Hahnsmum..

Leigh said...

All the family in Brisbane okay.Awe inspiring how mighty water can be. Need a little here in Port Elizabeth tho.

Notjustnat said...

I'm glad you are okay. I was worried about you and many friends in Brisbane. Have not heard from all of them. Hope they are okay too. Sending you love from down here - Hugs Nat

Red Heads said...

Soo happy that you & yours are safe & sound. It is hard though to see all the devistation in your beautiful country. Take care. We are thinking of you and are in our prayers. Dianne...

jwami said...

Sounds horrendous, glad that you and your property are spared. Love the wooly face.

Stafford Ray said...

Time one tried knitting a boat!

bowerbirdz said...

Glad to know you're OK. Yay for the volunteers - living 5 doors down from the local fire brigade and in the Blue Mountains I always appreciate the time they give, and the blood sweat and tears, in saving life and property.