Storm Damage


Last week (Friday, I think) a big storm ripped through Brisbane and SE Queensland. One blocks of flats in New Farm had the roof peeled off like a can of sardines. Bet that was a bit of a shock while watching the cricket. Closer to home, we had some minor flooding underneath the house and I was a bit worried about all the electrical cords lying on my floor. I heard the rain coming down hard and the wind pick up. I poked my head out the back door and was nearly hit in the face with twigs and leaves being blown about.

What I didn’t hear, or realize until some time later, was that a bloody great tree branch had fallen onto the back verandah and crushed the outdoor table setting. This branch was so big I was wondering if an entire tree had been uprooted and blown into our yard. The table itself looks fine, but the umbrella will have to be replaced.

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It’s going to take a chainsaw to get rid of this thing and hopefully we’ll be able to use the logs for firewood this winter. I’m just glad the BBQ looks OK.