The skies have opened over Brisbane this week and there was water everywhere. I spent Wednesday morning as I normally do, dropped the kids at school and kindy and popped into the shops for a birthday present or two, then came home for a rest to see a suspicious amount of water in the carport and the rain teaming down. I opened the door to our lower level and out gushed water, shoes and the odd puzzle piece. Flooded! Thankfully the damage to the house itself is minimal, and most of what we have lost is easily replaceable - things like mattresses, books and games. Still, the clean up has taken the better part of a couple of days even with wonderful family helping out. We have got most of the muddy sludge out (not to mention all the worms!) and things are drying out down there. Thankfully we still had power so I have had the washing machine and dryer working overtime, and it certainly was an effective way of prompting us to unpack the last of the moving boxes! The photo shows my hubby clearing the drains next to where the water was flowing in the house in his best suit trousers after my rather hysterical phone call to come home. Our hearts go out to the many people in Brisbane and surrounding areas who have suffered much more damage than we have.
To completely change the subject, a very Happy Birthday to my darling 2 year old, Jemima who is much loved even though her busy Mummy didn't make her a proper birthday cake!