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Flooding thoughts

I drove up to pick up Christy and her boyfriend in Karori, a suburb on the other side of town in the hills. It was dark (midnight) and after watching hours of Sky News reports on the floods in Queensland, I felt like each time I came around a corner, I would encounter flooding. We have met flooding in Queensland before - remember this? We take a close look

But of course we're safe here in Wellington. It's a lovely, dry but very dark night. However the news in QLD just gets worse all the time. When we were there just before Christmas, I was looking at the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket and told the children I'd like to live in a suburb with such a cool name. Now it's on the list of flood-threatened places. I hope people can find safe places to stay overnight. They are saying it'll be worse than the '74 floods. We had floods here in '76. Where I lived in Ngaio, it was fairly spectacular. But nothing like Oz.

I'm on a clearance rampage at home, throwing out stuff, clearing out old toys for the Bazaar and generally doing domestic cleaning. The Christmas tree hit the garden today and I swept up all the pine needles. It's a new year and I hope I can make good use of it. What will I do?
Be tidier.
Write without reservation.
Study hard (Dip. Rel.Ed.)
Be more thoughtful and listen more than speak.
Have a damn good year.
Keep finding the funny.

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moth2fic
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Write without reservation... that's a good resolution.

The floods are terrible. We have bad floods in Europe but they are not usually so widespread so nearby areas can offer help.
natesmountain
Jan. 11th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Your parcel arrived! I love love love the little lighthouse! I will email you!

-Write without reservation... that's a good resolution.
Yeah, sometimes I spend too long on just a paragraph and get stuck there.

The floods are indeed terrible. They are telling so many people to leave their suburbs, but the roads are mostly closed and I wonder where they will all go. Up hill, I guess. It'd pay to have friends in high places today!

My brother in Brisbane didn't answer my email so I shall have to assume he's busy... or hopefully away.

I hope Nick lives on a hill.
moth2fic
Jan. 11th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
If they don't live on hills they might have been evacuated and if so, internet access might be a problem.

Glad the parcel arrived safely!
margaret_r
Jan. 11th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
I like your list of to do's:) I might grab some for myself, especially the "write without reservation" and "Have a damn good year"!

Redcliffe isn't included in the suburbs in danger and to be evacuated so you brother should be safe if he is home. The show grounds are being used as an evacuation point so people who don't have relatives or friends they can go to will be going there. I don't think anyone is completely cut off in Brisbane with no way out if they are in the flood path so they have escape avenues. Of course the SES are doing a fantastic job of getting people out too. Hopefully everyone will be safe, although the loss of property is going to be enormous.
natesmountain
Jan. 12th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
I guess one day my brother might email me back! he told my mother it took him two hours to get home from work the other day.
Brisbane sure looks waterlogged this morning.
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