The rain in Australia falls anywhere it pleases
Here we are – the second week of November and it’s still raining. The first week saw my driveway under three inches of water, it’s a bit more now and the back garden is not much better. Between the thunderstorms and the constant rain I think my brain is waterlogged. Benji and I have not been out much and it’s now been three days since we had our last morning walk. As I said before, the real problem with this weather is that it can make a person feel homesick. Anyway, it’s been like this all night and by the look of things , it will go on most of today as well. To be honest I have never it rain as much as it has done these last few weeks-
at least not up here – the Lower Eyre Peninsula yes, but not up here. My main rainwater tank is overflowing and the 100 litre. bin I put under the overflow pipe to catch the water for use in the garden, is also overflowing. I have not been down to the wetlands and I should imagine that the ponds are at capacity but I have seen the water pit and that is overflowing. If this weather keeps up then something will have to be done about the water pit. All that has been done thus far is to dig a channel from the top of the pit out to the bush so the water clears – well, some of it anyway.
Annabell has been unwell this last week and I have had her at the hospital, the doctor and for tests. We are still waiting on the results of the tests. We have also been for our second Vaccination and we have our Vaccination Certificates. I should have been heading off to Adelaide for the quarterly conference. This, however, has been postponed until next month. The son of the Moderator died suddenly (aged 26) and given the circumstances it was decided to hold things over until December. At the moment there is no indication of the date in December, I hope it does not clash with Annabell’s visit to Flinders. If that happens, there will be no conference because I am not
changing Annabell’s hospital date. Wow.. After raining all night and much of the morning it is 10:50 and the rain has stopped. Perhaps she is having a “Breather” before the next round. It is now 11:39 and “round 2” begins .
As I suspected, the pit is overflowing. Benji and I went out for a quick drive to see what was happening around the place. After the pit I drove to the Wetlands and I must say that I saw the highest water level I have ever seen there. There is also flooding on the roads and one has to watch where one is driving so that we don’t splash up and soak someone standing close. It’s not illegal but it’s not very friendly either.
It is wet and it really is quite cold. The forecaster suggested that it is very much colder than it should be for this time of the month. When we were out in the car I saw that Benji was shivering a bit so I got a blanket from the back seat and wrapped it around him. When we got back home I put on his jacket ( the one in the photograph) so he should be a tad warmer. Well, he is 11 YO now.
Email from Adelaide tells me that the Conference clashes with Annabell’s visit to the Flinders Clinic, but it may be that it is on her “Rest Day” before we head for home, so, provided everything goes to plan I might just make the conference -which is ten minutes away from the Flinders Lodge an the Parade in Norwood.