A wet view from the Writer’s Room

This week’s post is brief, it is wet, flooding, extremely windy and we are running off the generator. The rain is being received with thanks, after 9 inches you can stop now. I will save my pics until next week.

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Okay here is a Roo pic from last week.

Cheers.

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11 thoughts on “A wet view from the Writer’s Room

  1. kelihasablog

    Like everyone else…. I’ve thought of you so often when I hear about the flooding on the news here…. granted, our news sucks so it hasn’t been much, but I know it’s going on and have prayed that you and yours go unharmed! 😀

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Keli, We are okay, unlike many others who are inundated. Many towns are still underwater, Brisbane’s water supply has been tarnished with muddy floodwater and there will be shortages of safe water. It goes on and on, six people dead one of them a little toddler crushed by a tree. All very sad, the flooding is affecting an area the size of the north eastern U.S.
      We are better off then most, we have a solar system for power and a backup generator, 90,000litres of tank water and a satellite internet connection. Although it was a bit dodgy during the height of the bad weather. We’re fine and hope to stay that way. There has been so much road and bridge damage people are having to take huge detours to get to work etc. I’m glad I’m retired. 🙂
      Cheers
      Laurie.

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  2. patgarcia

    Hi,
    I have heard so much about what is happening in Brisbane. Don’t know whether your house is up away from the water or how involved you are but I am thinking about you and Lorelle. Hope you two are out of danger.

    Ciao,
    Patti

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Thanks Sis, We are safe but were flooded in. You can imagine that expanse of valley in front of us being underwater. Four people have died and many are homeless further north. We are thankful for our little piece of the world where we are safe. Our internet came back on today, I managed one reply on my phone to WordPress but it gave me the pips, so here I am better late than never getting back to my friends.
      Cheers and love from
      Laurie and Lorelle.

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  3. liz blackmore

    I am watching whatever news the media sends our way. Today they showed the sven foot wall of sea foam that was invading a coastal town, but I didn’t catch where tt was. Keep safe! hugs to you!

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Hi Liz, It’s quite bad, there has been flooding down through Queensland from Bundaberg to the border and into new South Wales. We live on a ridge and are therefore flood free, however we were flooded in. The internet has been down and I hate using my phone to get on the net, so here we are at last. Luckier than a lot of people, our town Laidley is a ten minute drive away, it was inundated with flood water. The foam as on the north coast at Caloundra, pretty impressive. Thanks for your hugs, they never go astray.
      Cheers
      Laurie.

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  4. Patricia Salamone

    Fratello, heard about the flooding and was hoping is was not in your area. Sorry to hear about the town and the poor people that have to endure the hardship. I hope the rain stops and all is well soon. Where are the people going? Is the government helping out? Please keep me informed. I preoccupare mio fratello piccolo e non voglio nulla di male accada a voi o la vostra famiglia. :o)

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      Sorrela thanks so much for your concern, don’t worry your fratello and family are doing okay. We have no trouble here with gov help, there is plenty of it. We are high, dry and safe. There are blue skies today and we are well. Fratello.

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  5. Raani York

    Hi Laurie,
    I was worried about Australia since I learnt of the flood there. I hope it’s not too bad where you live!!

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    1. laurie27wsmith Post author

      We are high up on a ridge, so things are okay for us. The rest of the district like most of the east of the state is flooding. Our nearest town, Laidley is flooded out. There are 65 businesses in town and they’re all flooded out. That’s not counting schools, gov infrastructure etc. That’s only one town out of dozens. Thanks for checking in.:-)

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