Monday, January 28, 2013

Deja Vu....

Backyard, 28 January 2013, 8.54am

I NEVER thought I would say this again...at least not so soon. But it looks like we are going to flood again. The remnants of Cyclone Oswald has sent wild weather throughout Queensland including tornados (??!?!?!), wind gusts, storms and flooding. People have lost their lives in Bundaberg, homes and businesses have gone under and they're predicting flooding throughout South East Queensland.

Deja Vu.

The Government began releasing water from Wivenhoe Dam a few days ago and have released flood maps modelling the predicted flood levels for the next few days. The peak will be Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday.

Karina's House Project is in the floodzone. Seriously?? Are you kidding me? Hehe...I'm beginning to think I pissed Mother Nature off in a big way in a previous life.

End of the street, 28 January 2012, 11.29am

On a positive note, the waters are predicted to be 2 metres lower than the 2011 flood levels, which will still flood parts of my granny flat down the back, but (hopefully) not the ground level of the so close to being finished new house.

On a super sucky note, the brand new, retro style couch I bought is stored in the granny flat. Grrrr. Annoyingly I asked the builders on Friday to move it up to the top level of the house, just in case, and they put it up on a park bench that was in the granny flat and said if it started to flood they would come back and move it. I let it ride, I don't think ANYONE predicted we would have this kind of situation again. I called him on it, but he is cut off by flood waters and can't get to the house...and he has the only key.

The brand new couch on the park bench
My mate with the ute AND a boat is o/s at the moment and may not even get back on schedule today due to weather conditions so no chance of moving it to our rental.  Lucky for us, our super awesome neighbours have let us store the couch at their place until the floodwaters recede.

Our power has been out at our rental since yesterday so I am at a local Macca's, drinking terrible coffee, charging my laptop and phone and posting this blog. The next 48 hours will be critical.

The house and granny flat though are #FirstWorldProblems. We've been through this before and all these things can be replaced. For the family of those who have lost their lives, my deepest sympathies. For those in the firing line of the flood, take care and stay safe. xx