this is a chatty post- sometimes I will throw these in, just to keep us all on our toes- nahhhhhhhhhh~!
anyway if most dont know here in South Australia we have been suffering a drought and horrid water restrictions - garden and car wise. This past month or so well really our winter has brought with it much rain in droibs anad drabs. So on Thursday night when the forecasters said battens down loose items and prepare for wild winds and also torrential rain between 20-50 mms expected over the state.
So on Friday morning we woke to the sounds of thunder and rain oh eaps of thunder and much lightening and rain and more rain. and then even more rain and even more thunder and lightening and that was how it remained all day n night of Friday. Saturday morening we had had 44mms of rain the previous day(24 hrs from 9amFriday -9am Saturday). Thats about 2and a half inches of rain in our old imperial system. Again on Saturday we also woke to even more thunder and lightening though it finally eased off by the late afternoon but the rain continued, athough not as heavy as Fridays rainfall. Sunday we again had rain but in the afternoon its actually became showers and when we woke today Monday the Sun was shining. its been some storm and unfortunately it has gone on through to Victoria and they have had the rain in more then we had and have major flooding (we had flooding but not to the extent of Victorias flooding)
Unfortunately when there are storms like this then rooves are taken off by the wind and the winds were terrible only eased last night finally! many homes lost their rooves completelyt many huge trees were unrooted by the storms many home were without power and there are many that still have now power the Electricity company hopes to have the thousand or so homes still without power at present will have their supplies by tomorrow morning. Of cours trees toppled on houses and also cars much damage caused by the storms will take more time to be corrected. But all in all here in South Australia we have been very very lucky, the damage in Victoria is so much worse- many towns have been evacuated because of flooding,
Not only were South Australia and Victoria were struggling through these storms but over the big ditch on Saturday those living in Christchurch New Zealand were woken by a 7.1 Earthquake. We have watched th weekends News reports, so fortunate that none were killed and it appears that building rooads and the like were damaged. Though the Kiwis are a strong nation and the rebuilding wil begin soon but even todday there are still aftershocks happening- My prayers and thoughts are with all there in Christchurch and also in Victoria. and that the earth will settle down again soon I think everyone has had enough. oh and the best news our Water restrictions are going to be withdrawn- yup they are all of our water Reservoirs are full and the gorvernment has announced that we will have no restrictions as of December 1st 2010, granted that was announced before this weekends downpours but December come on fellas I for one am not going out to water the gardens or race out to wash a car. theres more rain being forecast in the next day or so oh heck!
love n hug Bear xoxoxoxoxoxo
oh PS I have a piccie or 2 of the purple scarf and beanie I knitted I will try and put it on later tonight but lease dont go hanging around for it you all know me by now! Loves yas all!