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Post by Big Dog on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Had some rain here today. I actually got two rungs in my tanks. Sun is back out now but..
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Post by horace on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:52 pm

hmmn...rain...have not seen rain for ages
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Post by simkat on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:29 pm

skully wrote:Eek, that's no good, sk. So they are safe and well, just marooned?

Bored and marooned.

Phone lines and internet are back up. My husband rang this arvo and said they're going to try and get out tomorrow. Normally I would be overjoyed to have some unexpected time on my own but this has been very stressful! What a Face
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Post by skully on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 pm

Good luck to the hot man in orange and the lad, sk. At least they seem to be avoiding the tornadoes they are copping further down the coast. Shocked
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Post by simkat on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:57 pm

I just caught up on the news. Scary.

I don't think they will get home tomorrow even if the water recedes. The roads around here are the worst I came across while driving across australia. I'm pretty sure there will be great sections washed away.

Oh, and we're on the move again in March. Back to the west. No more hot man in orange!
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Post by skully on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Wow, the k family gets about. Another mining posting?
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Post by simkat on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Unemployment. Laughing

We both quit our jobs. Coal sucks Cool
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Post by skully on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:07 pm

Gutsy. Good luck back in the west. The Shack must be calling your name. Very Happy
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Post by simkat on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:09 pm

I think you know us too well Very Happy

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Post by skully on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:35 pm

Cool
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Post by lardbucket on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:34 am

Light rain in the North of Tassie today, probably enough to put out the last of the fires for now, and ruin the scheduled local cricket.

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Post by skully on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:37 am

Good rain in the Knee of Syd. Quarter of an inch overnight and looking like plenty more to come today and tomorrow. Good for the strawy lawn after a hot January.
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Post by Basil on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:41 am

Meanwhile back in the Northern winter - the last of the snow is thawing. Rain, winds and floods to come. Roll on Spring! Evil or Very Mad
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Post by lardbucket on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:44 am

Aye, I've seen some pictures from a friend up Derby way. Heaps of snow.

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Post by Basil on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:51 am

The papers would tell you that it's been "Snowmageddon" In truth, it's been a little bit of proper winter weather - nothing more.
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Post by skully on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:32 am

More tornadoes overnight in Bundaberg. Shocked

News broadcasts have been dominated by raging bushfires throughout January. Now it's floods and tornadoes. Australia - the schizoid weather bitch.
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Post by lardbucket on Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:17 pm

son #1 was camping overnight at Rainbow Beach when the tornado hit

he is one lucky young man ... he did not suffer a scratch, despite trees uprooted all around the campsite and in some cases impaled through nearby cars and stumps.

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Post by skully on Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:31 pm

Good news.

Meanwhile the Knee of Syd is getting the tail-end of the cyclone. It's heaving down at my joint at the moment.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 pm

They keep forcasting rain down here but at the moment there's not a cloud in the sky. scratch
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Post by JGK on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:25 pm

Farking rain. After the scorching hot days last week I had to put water in the pool on Friday.

Now it is just about overflowing.

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Post by Red on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:20 pm

It never rains down here. :cry:

Crazy eastern seaboard though, bushfires, floods, tornadoes. No water for the Melbourne gardens for weeks.
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Post by skully on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 pm

Youngest sprog headed off to the Gold Coast this morning for a 10 day sun and surf holiday. Sat at Mascot all day because Gold Coast airport was closed. Eventually flew out at 4.00 pm. On the nooz it looks like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts are engulfed in sea foam. Shocked

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Post by Big Dog on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:02 pm

Youngest sprog headed off to the Gold Coast this morning for a 10 day sun and surf holiday

He should have come down here. Laughing
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Post by skully on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:04 pm

It's a she - of the crazy head.
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Post by taipan on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Red wrote:It never rains down here. :cry:

Crazy eastern seaboard though, bushfires, floods, tornadoes. No water for the Melbourne gardens for weeks.

That was the t20 farked.
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