Monday, October 11, 2010


Rain, rain, rain and more rain!
It has been bucketing down here.  SE Qld is awash and the northern Brisbane surburbs got drenched today.  This was my raingauge at 9am this morning Monday 11 October.  The inner cylinder holds 25mm (1 inch).

179mm (7 inches) in 24hrs!

It has been wet since Friday morning.  We have had 355mm (14 inches) up to Monday night.
Houses are flooded and roads are cut but we live on a hill so we are fine.  I got both children to school this morning in the torrential rain with a few detours to avoid flooded roads.
The rain has eased but more is due over the next few days.

I'm still sick with the post flu infection.  I'm on my second lot of antibiotics and improving slowly.  I can't talk long without coughing, but it isn't waking me up in the middle of the night any more.  I'm glad I had the flu needle as I hate to think I could have been worse.  I'm doing lots of reading while I get better.

New Project
I've started stitching a small project.  No photos yet.  I have to get out my thread heaven so I can continue.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lots happening

I have eyes staring at me now. 

I had the flu last week and am on antiobiotics now so am not doing much except resting and stitching.  DD and DS are back at school after 2 weeks holidays.  They finish in 8/9 weeks then have summer holidays until late January.  DH came home last night and is off to Houston and Vancouver this morning and will be back Friday week.  The Commonwealth games have started so I can watch at night and stitch.  DD's swimming teacher is competing in lots of events and won a silver last night in her first event.  Go Emily!

We are going away on holidays in January.  I paid for the plane tickets yesterday.  We're going to Vancouver (DH can do some work while we are there) and spending some time skiing before stopping in LA for a few days on the way home.  DH is the only one who has ever seen snow.  Are we crazy going from a summer Brisbane to Canada in January?  I was going to buy some winter clothes over there because we can't get warm winter clothes in this part of Australia - anything below 10C is unusually cold here.