Results tagged “Floods” from Kazza the Blank One

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So it feels like I haven't been home in days.

Saturday work most of the day, a bit of touristing, and dinner was salmon at Chrissie's.  Today out all day on a massive photo project which involved thirteen locations, 261 photos and 14000+ steps.  So tonight I collapsed with a couple of beers, some chicken kiev, and a bit of Survivor.

Oh, it rained a little bit on Friday night.

This jetty usually has about 15cm of air *under* it
Lake Ginninderra overfull

This duck was enjoying the newly expanded Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra expansion

So were these swans
Lake Ginninderra expansion

Ginninderra creek is usually about a metre wide at this point
Ginninderra Creek flood

Yesterday it was more like twenty
Ginninderra Creek flood

Scrivener had one gate open today
Scrivener Dam one gate open

Last Sunday morning we headed home from Sydney with a car load of crap in tow.  Caught up on housework/washing etc in the afternoon.

On Monday I finished packing up and inventoring Jake's Lego.  

On Tuesday I suffered from major lack of sleep.  We went to the Dumpling Inn for dinner (mixed chow mein and shredded beef peking style) then did our food shopping.  Came home and dismantled most of the Star Destroyer (that had also been constructed at Christmas 2009) while watching TV.

On Tuesday night I still couldn't get to sleep, so Wednesday was more misery.  Watched some pretty cool rainstorms out the window at work.  When I got home however, there was a small stream of water going across the garage floor.  Which would have been fine, except it intersected with my old desk that I've had for thirty five or so years, and the chipboard at the bottom all swelled up :(:(:(  So that was pretty annoying.  My parents still have the matching beds, and I still use the matching set of drawers.  I was hoping to sell/give away the things as a set one day so that's a bit of a poo.  In the evening it poured with rain again, so I collected a whole heap of it and put it in the pool.

Garage flooding

Garage flooding

Wednesday night I finished dismantling the Star Destroyer, and started the remaining section of my Life jigsaw. 

Life - section 3

Thursday night we got pizza and watched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which I hadn't seen since I saw it at the movies in 2005.

On Friday a bunch of us got pork knuckles from Zierholz.  Omigosh they were *huge*.  I got through all the meat/crackling on mine (but only just) but didn't quite finish the sides.  Pretty much everyone said the experience of it was good, but noone would really be interested in having it again - simply too much food.  I reckon it'd go well shared between two people.  I didn't have any dinner that night.

Pork knuckle

Friday night was more jigsawing while watching Angels and Demons, which I hadn't seen.  

Saturday morning I cleaned the gutters and flushed the downpipes which were all completely clogged.  Then we headed out to the club, but I'll leave that for another post.

Today was catching up on housework as well as doing more jigsaw and tv show catching up.

Life section 3 sorted

Life section 3 progress

So we were watching DamCam all day yesterday.  And Mark Sullivan's tweets.  The old Cotter Dam disappeared underwater, and the new one looked like it was going to overflow.

So I had to go see of course :)

New Cotter Dam overspill
New Cotter Dam overspill
New Cotter Dam overspill
New Cotter Dam overspill

Scrivener was also going hard

Scrivener Dam overspill
Scrivener Dam overspill

This was Ginninderra Creek yesterday morning.  Normally this creek is about a metre wide.

Ginninderra Creek Flooding

And a wombat.  Cause it's cool.

Wombat

August Flooding

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In August there was a tonne of rain.

Lake Ginninderra flooded, so much so that the hole they were digging filled up with water, and they had to pump it all out again.

Ginninderra Flooding
Ginninderra Flooding
Scrivener Dam was overflowing too

Scrivener Dam

Woke up pretty early and dumped forty litres of water collected overnight into the pool.  Pool is 1cm off being full (after I vaccuumed to waste the other week).  

Got ready and went and returned the oncall phone to Neil.  This was too early for the sweetie so went and did food shopping by myself since I was already out.  Ran into Damien which was nice.

How good does my shop look?

Grocery shopping
(that was everything I bought this morning.  A lot less impulse buys and fancy products without the sweetie around lol).  

On the way home I stopped to document Ginninderra Creek... do you think Lake Ginninderra might be a little bit full from all that rain overnight?  Normally the creek is just a little slow flowing creek way down low on the right.  Today it was flowing strong and *way* up!

Ginninderra Creek
Ginninderra Creek
Annie and Noah came over before lunch so that also was really nice.  Then have been pottering around the house, and feeling a lot better than I have all week.

Queensland Floods

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I've had only a detached interest in the Queensland floods.  Devastating, yes, but somehow not personal.  

Until it hit Brisbane and places I've been to.  Watched coverage for several hours tonight.  Sad sad sad.  Stu was pretty sad tonight too.  He having lived in Brisbane for so long and all..

The only people I know in Queensland are ok, although not far from the devastation in Goodna.

Photos from the Sydney Morning Herald and the Courier Mail.

Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
David described scenes like this as like the end of the world..
Brisbane floods

One of the images that really struck me though was from a couple of days ago in another part of Queensland.

Kangaroo rescue

This page is pretty freaky too.  Someone's done an overlay of the Brisbane River and the extent of the possible flooding..

Brisbane River map
Brisbane River map
So yeah.  Stay safe everyone...

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