Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm back in blogland.... woohooooo

 
Well the rain did stop at last and we now have power (no power since last Sunday morning till today)..... I was very lucky to have been invited to Sandi's house for a lovely shower (boy was it good too) she also charged our phones and put Gavan's insulin in her fridge.... things one doesn't think about I guess. I have been unable to contact my  long time friends Jenny and John until today, they live in Bundaberg, my mobile phone was flat and all contact numbers were in it, while at Sandi's today I rang Jenny to find out how she was going, they were evacuated from their home and still don't know how much they have lost..... my heart goes out to them, I just can't imagine how they must be feeling  but Jenny is a tough girl and I'm sure will get through this terrible ordeal.
 
These are a couple of photos of roads near our home ( I  pinched these from Sandi's blog) oooo I'm so naughty.
 
 
 
We have been doing things to pass the time away that we all should do more of, Corinne...Kenny....Gavan and me have enjoyed playing games.... cards, Yahtzee etc.....by candlelight of course.... pity we don't stop to smell the roses more often, we actually had a lot of fun with them. We have only tank water here so buckets have been the order of the day and the gas
BBQ  has been busy, so we have been camping in our own house really..... sort of lol.
 
We are very fortunate here and really haven't anything to complain about, loss of power and the inconvenience of not being able to flush the loo is such a minor detail when others are losing everything they own.

13 comments:

shez said...

so glad you are okay Helen,this is all so frightening,stay safe.xx

Vicki said...
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Vicki said...

You and Gav are safe and that's what matters xx

Cathy said...

Glad you are Ok Helen! x

Roseanne said...

I am so glad you and gav are safe Please give Jen and Jonh our love tell them we are all thinking of them.

Dolores said...

It really is amazing what you find out once you lose power and water. I'm glad that you are enjoying the little things in life. Perhaps it's time to write down the phone numbers instead of relying on your phone. What would happen if you were to lose it? All of your contacts would go with it. I suppose during daylight hours you could also catch up on your reading. I guess businesses are hard hit too once power goes out and they can't use their cash registers.
Stay safe and I hope there is an end to the flooding soon.

Susan said...

Well put Helen - we had a bit over 24 hours without power - not nice without lights fans & air con, (or sewing machine of course!) but minor compared to others. At least in Brisbane & surrounds we are over the worst of it.

Sandi said...

Good to see you in blogland...

Christine M said...

Glad to hear you are okay Helen.

Cheryll said...

And continue to keep dry and safe. Perhaps the sun will come out today! :)

De said...

Woohoo! Glad your power is back on! After a sunny and humid day yesterday its now raining up here again this morning. Please pass on love the Jenny and John next time you are talking with them.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you are OK and back on the air. Prayers for your friends xxx

Nicola said...

Weather extremes can be so cruel. I am so pleased that you are safe and sound and no lasting damage has been caused.