a personal update of Monday, Australia Day Public Holiday
after the rain stopped and after 5 hrs of a very adventures drive to reach the town nearby that usually takes me half an hour, here a few pictures of
that day ::
this lady, still in her pyjamas, and her 2 kids lost their house under water, came down to the river to have a look
….. but still in celebration mood
this is my way to work over a bridge that is not visible under 21 ms of water. i lost heaps of a good triple pay and was fuming over that. only state
emergency services crossed from one side to the other. the river runs through town and needless to say that the hwy was also gone. total isolation
the town’s main street. and mind you: this is the third time in 4 years !!
BUT Australians are never short of having a good time
nor of being stupid
but then again, there was a special kind of fever in the air
i had 3 days of no electricity and neighbours had arrived soon to have cups of teas and dinner because I have a gas cooker. life had changed quickly
to cavemen’s allures. it was true survival.
ok, the roof leaked a little but for me, worst was no internet and no money income - i’m so ashamed to report. the first day i was near shaking
with cold turkey. but the second day was truly beautiful: back to nature.
we are drying out now. slowly but surely. the feet are dry, maybe i’m still a bit wet between the ears. -