The Worst is Over? Queensland Floods 2011

G’day mates! How ya going?

It’s back to work as usual for Donna and myself. Back in the office like nothing really happened. Donna and I were affected very little by the flood. We had power the whole time. Only a few streets around our apartment building had water on them and it was gone within a day and only approximately a foot deep in the worst nearby areas.

But a lot did happen. My heart goes out to Queensland.

The office has a lot less people in it. Some people are cut off to the city by water or transportation issues. Others may be worse and are dealing with the lose of their home or helping their families with property loss. Hopefully no one is dealing with missing friends or family.

The walk to work was different. Eagle street was a mess of mud and a lot of the businesses that are normally open were closed. There was also a lot less people and cars. Some intersections had no traffic lights working and police were directing the flow. Side note: I don’t wish the traffic cop job on anyone; all that dodging and twisting your body and neck, combined with the standing on hard, hot asphalt.

Water is receding but I hear that next week will be “King Tide” for Eastern Australia and on top of that a tropical cyclone on the way in a couple weeks. It’s expected that the cyclone will down grade into a tropical storm by the time it hits Brisbane, but this forecasting is weeks out. Things can change.

Here’s hoping the next 6 weeks are gentle on Queensland and the rest of Australia.

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Brisbane City, Queensland Floods 2011

Hey mates! Just wanted to put a quick catch up to let family and friends know that Jason and I are doing alright. We’re currently still in Brisbane CBD and though the rain has lightened up a bit, we’re keeping a close eye on the news and trusted social media outlets for updates on the situation.

Here are some informative and frequently updated links to keep abreast of the situation:

You can also call 1800 219 028 in AUS or go to and help with Flood Relief.

Stay high and stay dry folks. Also, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to pack an evac bag just in case.

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New Year’s Eve In Narangba

G’day mates! How ya going?

Jason and I spent New Year’s Eve in Narangba, an hour or so outside of Brisbane, with some very cool folks. We enjoyed an authentic Aussie barbie, dined alfresco, met some new characters and everyone was game for a laugh. A glow stick war broke out too – but it’s all good and fun until someone takes one in the eye!

Aussie barbie New Year's Eve sparkler New Year's Eve glow sticks Bec, Dan, Jason, Daniel Jason, Donna

Thanks Dan and Bec for being gracious hosts and generally chill people! And thanks Jordan and Leah for the company and ride. May you all have a generous, healthy, successful new year!

Without further ado, sprinkle hearts!

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