What started out as some much needed rain (the remnant of Tropical Cyclone Ozwald), turned into a fierce 2 day wind and rain storm.
The calm before the storm!
Major flooding all over the southeast of the state followed, one of the reasons I'm thankful to live on a mountain! We did, however, lose power along with our water (we need a pump to get the water inside) for close to 70 hours. We have had to throw out all of our food. After 2 days, the weather had died down enough, for us to brave a drive to my Mum's to see if she had power, (she did), and we had showers, charged phones, and had some hot food. On the upside I got plenty of knitting done, and read 2 books, and our tanks are 100% full!!
Kaleb covering school books by candlelight.
Roman's first day of school was postponed, due to no power at the school. He was a little disappointed, but still really happy to go the next day. He has just come home from his second day, and has really enjoyed it, although he was a bit sad today as he lost his hat.
I'm excited to have power and water again, today I vacuumed and mopped the whole house. We unfortunately have a bit of minor water damage where windows have leaked, but as we are renting, the Real Estate will look after this. A bit more cleanup up to do over the next few day, cleaning mouldy walls and catchup on the laundry.
So that is a little of what's been happening around here.