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wet wet wet June 6, 2008

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It was a year ago that the Pasha Bulker came to town. An amazing sight. Quite a weekend. Washed right up on the beach. You can't imagine the amount of rain that came down in a 24 hour period. It was about this time I looked outside and decided it was time to get Lizzie out of school. Time to start gathering everyone. This photo is from The Newcastle Herald

 

We live in a flood zone so we spent Saturday night sitting up listening to the radio waiting to hear that the river had broken the bank. They said the SES would come door knocking if we had to evacuate. By midnight I'd had enough and went to bed. Kimba stormed in demanding to know – How could you sleep at such a time. But I was tired. And anyway I'd already packed my bag of important things like they suggested. I had in it Pink Teddy, Lulu and my book Teddy Edward Goes to The Seaside. Lizzie was fully dressed nicely with makeup on and hair done because she didn't want to turn up at the evacuation centre looking ordinary in her pyjamas.

I woke up every hour or so and put my foot out of bed and tapped it on the floor just to make sure there wasn't water there. But the banks held for us. Other areas were not so lucky. The area we live in was totally surrounded by water and we were isolated the next day. No getting in or out. The bread shop did mad business that day. All I could think was that it was like a Stephen King book and any moment now some evil army dudes were going to turn up and release a virus or something. But that didn't happen either.

These are the netball courts down the end of the road. So it was pretty deep.

 

When they said over the radio to pack a plastic bag with our important things in it I didn't even think of insurance papers and stuff like that. I did go around and take photos of all the tv's, cd's, computers and stuff. This is what I packed.

 

This is what Lizzie packed. The others didn't pack anything. Which just shows you how important 'stuff' is to people. They did put the playstation and the Xbox and games on top of the wardrobe though. Last time it flooded here in the 1950's the water only came halfway up the wall so they figured that'd be high enough.

 

Strange that we are having rain and wind again this week. People are a little nervous. But its only rain. Apparently the next flood will be between the 15th and 22 December. There's a guy in New Zealand who predicts these things very accurately. He said then the banks will break. So thats going to put a damper on christmas. Oh, lol excuse the pun.

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24 Responses to “wet wet wet”

  1. stevie Says:

    Holy crap! That ginormous ship bumping up on the beach is downright scary. It looks huge… Like unbelievably big…. Glad you guys were ok.

  2. Connie Says:

    I like all the scrapbookings you made, Cat. I wonder how did you do that? I love them!

  3. cat Says:

    It was amazing – and huge.

  4. cat Says:

    thanks connie

  5. Ninja Says:

    Yeah, the Pasha Bulker. I like the names people give ships… like the ones they give to race horses. Something quirky about them but not ridiculous… the the porn star names.
    Just wish the rains came down all over Australia, not just in selected spots. We so badly need it.

  6. M-----l Says:

    "Pink Teddy" wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Grumble.

  7. cat Says:

    Isn't there a rule with race horse names – heard something about it the other day. Has to be clear what it is. I'm sick of rain – then and now. Always feel that if I say I don't like rain I will be carted off and tried as a witch though.

  8. cat Says:

    LOL, lol, lol

  9. You are very calm. I would have been standing on the front step watching for the waters! Glad all safe.

  10. Hey Love the new banner – mad hatter indeed.

  11. Candy Sparks Says:

    oh man… lucky you for not having water in your house… but sucks that it flooded… oh and i love what a teenager packs sounds good… lol…

    candy

  12. cat Says:

    the most important things to a 16 year old!

  13. cat Says:

    Well my husband kept taking the dog for a walk down to the river. He was still going at 1am so I was hoping he's let us know if it was getting too close. he said there were hundreds of people there.

  14. stevie Says:

    I guess you were also disappointed by what "wet wet wet" turned out to mean too… lol…

  15. That was amazing when that happened, wasn't it? I am sorry I never got up to see it in real life. Everyone's photos looked amazing though. Hope you don't get any flooding this year. It is sunny in Sydney today which is good as I thought rain had been predicted for the whole weekend.

  16. cat Says:

    you would have been lucky to get close to it after the first couple of days. The roads were blocked as so many people were out driving around having a look at it. They're making some sort of ornament out of a part of it to put in the park. I think.

  17. M-----l Says:

    To be honest, it didn't occur to me. I enjoy the occasional double entendre, but that one crosses the line.

  18. Waterbaby Says:

    Here are the rules re: naming:Names consisting of more than 18 letters Initials such as C.O.D., F.O.B., etc. Names of persons unless written permission to use their name Names of "famous" people no longer living (w/o approval from JC) Names of "notorious" people. Names clearly having commercial significance, such as trade names. Copyrighted material Names that are suggestive or have a vulgar/obscene meaning, or are offensive.

  19. Waterbaby Says:

    that was a jumbled mess (what i get for a blind copy-paste), so let's clean it up:(1) Names consisting of more than 18 letters;(2) C.O.D., F.O.B., etc.;(3) Names of persons unless written permission to use their name;(4) Names of famous people no longer living (w/o approval);(5) Names of notorious people;(6) Names clearly having commercial significance, such as trade names;(7) Copyrighted material;(8) Names that are suggestive, have a vulgar/obscene meaning or are offensive.

  20. cat Says:

    lol – no wonder they come up with such wacky names then – not much left.

  21. Waterbaby Says:

    Suppose that's true. Informative interview with the Jockey Club registrar over at NPR (National Public Radio) should you wish to die happy in the fuller knowledge on the science of naming racehorses.

  22. Waterbaby Says:

    whoops; that NPR link is …

  23. cat Says:

    lol – those are the kind of things that come in handy at trivai nights. Not that I actually go to them.

  24. Waterbaby Says:

    well, knowledge sans trivia nights is still knowledge. 😉


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