Monday, January 10, 2011


Good Monday morning, how was your weekend?
We spent ours checking the BOM radar constantly and driving around looking at flood waters.
We were unable to leave our town as all roads are cut.
It is still raining and our river is expected to peak sometime this afternoon.
The main street is expected to go under, this hasn't happened since 1999.
If that does happen, we may have water views.
Muddy brown flood water, but water none the less.
I am checking the police reports on Facebook every minute and now they are using the word


This word is making me feel nervous.
It is making me feel claustrophobic.
How long will we be cut off for?

We are safe up on the highest hill (and that is very high) in town.
We have access to supermarkets.
But even the supermarkets will run out of stock with no trucks able to get in.

However, there are others in our state, and our country, that have lost everything and are really suffering.

So no more complaining here.

This is what our town looked like yesterday.

Coming from a farming family, I feel so badly for the farmers who have lost so much, and have months of starting over ahead.

If you would like to help, here is the link to donate to the flood appeal.


  1. Thanks for sharing the pictures makes it even more real when you see pictures instead of just reading a newspaper story.

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

  2. Hugs to you Thea. Having been isolated once in snow (in the UK) I can understand your trepidation. xx

  3. Gosh, it must be getting scarier.So sad to see and hear all the farmers and everyone suffering tremendous losses.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers to stay safe and dry.

  4. Your post made me sit back and think about my blessings. We're waiting for a big storm to hit tomorrow (and it's still Sunday evening here in North Carolina USA) and I'm thinking about school closings. But that's nothing to what you're having to deal with. Thank you for the reality check. I hope everything settles out soon for you.

  5. Gosh that sounds scary. Thinking of everyone in QLD at the moment and hoping you keep safe and sound.

  6. Fingers crossed that it stops raining before isolation becomes part of your life. I just can't believe how much water is around at the moment. So, so much. Good luck Thea!

  7. Hope it gets better soon! We had some minor flooding down here at the end of last year, but nothing like what you guys are experiencing up there!
    It is very scary to think you could be cut off for a while and devestating for the people of the land who are losing their livlihoods.

  8. Oh wow, that's pretty scary, isolated is a strong word. Good luck with it all, my husband has to move from Canberra to Brisbane & is studying the BOM as well. So many road closures, they say Qld floods are as big as France & Germany put together, that is massive!! Love Posie

  9. Here in Adelaide we have flood relief donations payable at the checkouts of one of our major supermarkets. Many people are donating plenty, some just a few dollars, but everyone is willing to help.

  10. i am so stressed just watching the news and knowing it's happening all around me.. i hope the water goes down soon where you are. actually EVERYWHERE, damn floods!

  11. Where are you my sweet? Must admit when the evacuation warnings flashed across our screens last night I thought of you.

    Hope you are safe and not scared. xx T

  12. Wow, that's alot of water!
    I feel so bad for all the people affected! :(

  13. I have been watching the news on all this, it's unbelievable. I would feel the same about being told I was isolated.
    Stay safe, my thoughts are with you xo

  14. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.
    We are safe, we are high, but we are still cut off.
    These pics are nothing compared to what it looks like today.
    Hoping the water will go down soon, the town is starting to run out of food and fuel...not that we can go anywhere.


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