The waiting game
Now everyone is waiting for the flood waters to recede. Then the massive, massive clean up begins. Apparently, it will take about two years for things to fully restore. We plan to go and help at Rosalie if we can.
My husband hurt his back filling sandbags and got a bit of heatstroke to boot! He said there were plenty of volunteers from all walks of life lending a hand.
Meanwhile, I found another photo of an animal dodging the floodwaters.
This photos was on ninemsn and it was snapped around Texas on the Queensland/New South Wales border. The fox rode the tyre who knows how far, then jumped off and swam. Clever little thing.
There is something about foxes that I love.
We checked out the water at Rosalie first hand today. I thought the smell would be worse (raw sewerage and all), but to me it smelt like a restaurant the morning after a busy night. Anyone who has been a waitress or chef would know it, it's a not entirely unpleasant smell of slightly old food and stale cooking oil. Maybe this is due to the precinct being full of restaurants?? I'm sure it will get a whole lot 'stinkier' in the next few days.
This afternoon I walked down to Suncorp Stadium. The water is still sitting there too. I used to live in a house a few doors from the Stadium and I noticed it had quite a lot of damage.
Like most people I have a new found respect for our Premier. She has done a wonderful job and shown super human powers by giving a news conference almost every two hours for the last couple of days. No doubt the hoopla surrounding Christine Nixon going to dinner during the Victorian bushfires may be in the back of her mind too.
Anna Bligh has been articulate, succinct, sensible, everything we would want in a leader during a crisis. The strain is really starting to show, but she is doing a tremendous job. I feel proud of her.
Let's hope the folks in Goondiwindi have a lucky escape from the water.