Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I was nervous to wake up and start the day today.

After going to bed with images and stories of devastation in my head, I didn't want to wake up to more.

The first thing I do every morning (after I'm woken early by one or both of my children) is get the kids a milk and a coffee for myself. As I'm doing this I fire up my laptop. As soon as I sit down with my cuppa I open TweetDeck and four windows...



Blogger Dashboard


Lately I have been opening the BOM radar and flooding levels as well.

This morning, I did this as usual, and discovered that our server is down.
If you read my previous post you would know we are isolated by flood waters at the moment.

Suddenly my feeling of isolation was magnified beyond belief!
I discovered that I am an information junkie.
I need to know...NOW...what is happening.
I am currently flicking between the Today show and Sunrise on 7 but they're not telling me what I need to know.

I need to know the water level at our bridges, how far they have dropped, or are they rising again?
I need to know where the rain is, will we have more rain, or is it still raining in the catchment area?
I need to know that all my friends are safe, have they updated on Facebook, or have they sent me any messages?

I don't know anything and it's killing me!
Well, not really.
I am so much better off than so many people.

I am in no danger.
I have lost nothing.

It is worrying not knowing how much longer we will be cut off.
Our town has effectively run out of everything, the supermarket shelves are all but empty and most are not even opening today.
Even when the roads are reopened we don't know how long it will take for the trucks to come in because most of our supplies come from Brisbane which is now under attack from this vicious weather.

It's scary, it's worrying, it's almost too much to comprehend.

The photos I put on my last post are nothing compared to the ones I took yesterday...

And these photos are nothing compared to the photos and video I have seen of Toowoomba and Grantham...

Read the full story here.

For the first couple of days there was a touch of excitement in the air.
We even had Grant Denyer broadcasting the weather for Sunrise from our town.
It was a buzz seeing him on TV then popping down the street to see him live.

But as things worsened, the situation even got to him...

75% of our state has been declared a disaster zone, that is...

Texas x 2


the UK x 5

And now flood warnings are being issued for other Australian states.
This is without a doubt the worst natural disaster in Queensland's history and I'm sitting in the middle of it.
Sitting, unable to do anything.

My heart is breaking for my state and my fellow Queenslanders.


  1. I've been wondering how you are faring.

    Anything I can do to help just yell!

  2. Those photos are unbelievable.

    Take care. xx

  3. Must have been so hard to be isolated with no internet. So glad you are safe. Xoxo

  4. I can't comprehend it. So sorry that you're living in the unknown.
    Keep safe

  5. I posted on your Facebook to see how you were going I should have come by here first! Derrr. It has been a shocker of a week. So much devastation everywhere I look. I want some good news. At least you are safe. It will be over soon. x

  6. Glad to hear that you are safe, but sorry to hear that you are cut off and isolated. Hope that it will be over soon. xx

  7. Glad to hear you are safe, and glad you have access to the outside world again.

    Keeping you in my thoughts Thea xxx

  8. Oh Thea, what a beautifully written post. My hear and strength to you, your family and everyone in Queensland xxxx

  9. It was nice to see your photos of Grant Denyer after watching that video yesterday... interesting to see pictures of your home town and to read your thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh this is so real when you read it from a blog in the middle of it. I can imagine not knowing - with all that technology at your finger tips - no connection would be killing you. Hang in there, the whole of the world is thinking about Qld, love Posie

  11. Thankyou Thea. Great post. Know that lots of us missed you today. Thinking of all in Qld. Xx

  12. I'm glad you are ok Thea was thinking about you. I posted too...couldnt help myself in the end....

  13. I can imagine your feeling of isolation at losing your online connection! Fingers crossed for you that supplies can get through. Great photos!
    Take care xx

  14. good to hear you are OK...i could never imagine how everyone is feeling...((hugs))

  15. Thanks again everyone.
    The crisis (not that is ever was a crisis here) is over. Our roads are open again and we are free to leave whenever we wish.....PHEW!!!

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