Post by cornishlass on Jun 17, 2007 5:19:19 GMT 10
Just popped round to a friend's house and use her computer (mine fell ill last week - aaaagh - and hasn't come back from the doctors yet) and have seen your posting. Well what can I say that hasn't already been said. A friend of mine suffered the same experience a couple of years ago, only the water entered her property up to about three foot - not a pleasant time!!!
I am glad to say that after reading through all your postings that the true reddon'tletthegrassgrowunderyour feed philosophy came through and you are well on the way to having things back to 'normal' again.
Well done mate, you are in my thoughts.
Just one final thing, I totally concur with your ramblings on what this site should be about, MATESHIP
Thoughts are with you Reddo....can understand your frustration, especially with insurance companies. As a boy growing up in Taree & Kempsey, I know what devastation the coastal rivers of NSW can cause. Pity I'm 4000kms away, I'd certainly be there to help. Sounds like you've got some pretty close mates who are already doing that.
daggsey (alias, bonehead
Alcohol may not solve your problems, but neither will water or milk
Happy Birthday to you and snail. Hope he doesnt drink as slow as his name suggests . would be a real anchor in a shout ;D Thanks for the kind words.. ya can kick my butt for "that" comment when we get to Mt Gambier .
No matter weather ( 'scuse the pun) its floods, fires, drought we here on the forum will always offer a hand no matter what the circumstances... thats what makes this county great. Havent had too many offers of assistance from people with dry tea towels and table clothes wrapped around thier heads ... if ya get my drift ( again excusing the pun )
Thank christ we dont have floods as often as we have birthdays aye.
Back to work tomorrow.. lifes a bitch.. then ya drown
Its on again . We have copped another flogging last night. Creek has come up 2 metres overnight. Got half a metre to go and its evacuate the bikes, vans and cars again. Someone predicted we would get a second dose within a few weeks of the last one.
See yas. Reddo... first name basis with State emergency service boys.
Yup... cant help but think... "Here we go again"... once bitten twice shy.... at least if it happens again between now and friday we will be here to combat it. I was at wintersun last year when the floods hit. Trish and Joel done a great job on saviong things but caravans are a real problem to get upstairs or onto the roof. .
The creek behind our place was around 1 .5 metres below our back fence at 6.30am as i was going to work.. A good solid day of rain and i reckon it will be close to coming in the yard again. I have asked trish to keep an eye on it. If it gets worse i will start evacuating the good gear.... Vans, bikes, Sloper .... No "woman and children first" in the lifeboats of the good ship "Reddotel"
Dunno what to do with "Rosie" she is legless at the moment. Just have to shut the shed door so it doesnt get washed into the lake .. then hose the mud and slush out when the sun comes back out.
There has been a few people who have sold up and moved since the last flood. I think most of us thought .. "well if thats a 1 in 50 year flood we are pretty right for a while"... here it is 12 months on and things are looking shakey.......
Blub, blub... gotta go now.... gurgle , gurgle.... water is .. bubble, bubble... getting deeper.... sputter, splutter...
Go Noah.....Good on him.. while he is at it can ya ask him ta save the bondys and Chev?? Bugga savin the sting rays and Octupus.
I will have them at church this sunday if my prayers are answered.... still got around a metere left ta go... Probably end up like last year . wait till the cover of darkness then snealk up the yard to bugger everything up. To make matters worse they are bpredicting big tides. This in turn holds the water back from running out of the lake on a low tide , and that in turn holds the water back in the creek...... end result... Local flooding.
I have one consulation... The ark was made of wood and it survived a big flood too. Lemme see 2 cattledogs, 2 cats... gotta keep tellin the rabbits.. only 2, only 2