Merry Christmas everyone just dropping to say hello I hope post more often in 2017.
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Merry Christmas everyone just dropping to say hello I hope post more often in 2017.
It's a long time since I last posted on here, a lot of things have been happening here, the last of hail storm damage has been done. It took almost 12 months to finish.
The cost would have been around $40,000 Au, all up if not more.
I will need to update my spending on monthly daily living allowance at least a summary of the last six months.
I will work on it in the next few days.
Then start on this year's new challenge.
Strategy - Put in writing what you are worried about and see the figures then work out an action plan.
Well the Labour government is running our State but with the help of independents. Things are not going the way they would have hoped but they are still governing. Early days yet! They are the one who had 9 seats in the last government now have 43 in 89 seats house the others have 42 seats.
Our dollar is still falling against the US dollar is now around 76 to 77 cents. I am still getting the age pension so I am ok but they are going to change a few things if the Federal Government have it's way but are being block by the senate here. They are coming up for their second annual budget and somethings in the first budget are still not passed. They are not happy is putting it mildly.
Over 2 million visits who would have thought when I started here I would be seeing that many!
Now for the next milestone of 2000 blogs!
I stuff up the last post I have now redone it on reviewing it I had repeated an early post so I have now corrected it.
It's a long time since I have been on here.
I will need to update my past spending and update on what I have been up too!
I will have to have a look at my budget again and do an update for you all.
I do like to a record of what I am spending somewhere.
One good thing is that I now paid all my bills and bought NO major purchases to date.
I have caught up with my project and plan to a few weeks off from doing it.
Now it time to work on different projects and this is one of them.
I came on here to find a recipe that I posted here a few years ago now!
I would like to wish you Happy Holidays and seasonal greeting to everyone.
I have been writing this blog for seven years now. Sometime I have missed a few months here and there but I have manage to keep update and on track with my budget and writing about some of the things that may help others along the way. It about seven years since these blogs started here so that may be why all the blogs having their Blogoversary around now!
Six Dead and record flood levels in some towns in two states.
This rain depression travelled from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Sydney about 3000 km plus very slowly down the coast just inland and with another coastal depression out at sea so both together came the rain and high winds all the way down the coast line.
The flooding in Brisbane and Ipswich was not as high as last time (2011) by a long shot. Most houses that went under were from creek and high tide flooding and not river flooding. Other areas were far worse than our area. One family went to look at the river and a tree fell on top of the mother and 3 year old boy the little boy died on Brisbane. Two men tried to go to work in separate cars both were washed away in the same creek. Why do people take risks when they are told not too! Here in our state if you are told to move because of flooding you can be find or gaol if you donít go the water is running too fast for someone to risk their life to go back and get you! 1500 had to air lifted out because they were cut off and that area was going to be flooded by morning. Still one city Rockhampton is still to flood as the water is coming from another city before it goes out to sea by the weekend. Hopefully we donít get another cyclone this bad before the end of the season in April.
I finished off being ok; I didnít lose power once, but two household in families including my son household lost power for 4 days plus. This morning there were some here without power still. With 250000 household and business out the most ever in the south east area, the ground was too soft for the trucks or they have water around the lines that you canít to get into as the linemen have been working 24/7 since Sunday, they were down to 17000 this morning hopeful only the ones still with water are left only by night fall, If your suburb or area is not on the list now you have to phone the company and report it. They have got to that stage now!
Now for the big clean up!
video about little boy
We had a cyclone in the gulf about six days ago and it was only a category one but the rain it generated is huge, our gulf is 2000 km away from Brisbane but today we have 125km winds and so far over 115 mm of rain so far with another 12 hours to go. Some towns and cities further north are now flooding higher than 2011 flood. Lockyer Valley where all those people died last time is flooding now and all that water is heading for the Bremer river then on to the Brisbane river so around 3500 properties in Ipswich and Brisbane flooding again in the next 48 hours twice as it king tides at the moment so the local creeks are flood now because of the King tides and all this rain some areas have had only year worth of rain in 24 hours so flooding. Tornados are coming with this monsoon rain so far we have had about 8-10 down the coast. Black-out is around in different suburbs my son place has lost power and the linemen are not going out until it safe to fix them. I could have a problem with the loss of power or with Tornado or one of the neighbour trees fall over. I will not be flooded here as I am 45 m above sea level.
Check January 2011 posts for last time it Flooded here.
So I have had no spending day here as I never even opened the front door today to go out.
Like Lucky Robin itís my Six Year Blogoversary too!
I think I have slowed down a bit since I first started blogging on here. Some things have changed as I no longer have any cats. I am now on an age pension instead a disability pension but we get the same benefits so not much charge there. But our pension has gone up but a few hundred dollars over the period of time. Still below poverty line but with strict budgeting you can make things happen if you put your mind to it and go without some things along the way.
First off the rain has stopped but flood waters is still flow down all the rivers some a 1000 miles long will take months as these are slow flowing rivers. The Murray and Darling River system which starts in Queensland and ends in South Australia but area flooding now is the Riverina area.
NSW and Victoria are nowflooding; a few weeks ago the water coming from Queensland is now flooding outback NSW down the Darling River. Itís rain again in central NSW and Victoria with low ridge coming from NT all the way to Tasmania. This toft is slow moving and heavy rains so that itís now flooding areas closer to the great divide range this water will end up in the Murray River system in which the Darling River will flow into a few weeks. 75% of outback NSW is under water, area the size of France and now the main dam for Sydney flood gates were opened for the first time yesterday in 14 years.
Itís this weather pattern that causes flooding on wide scale here. So if you donít believe in climate change and our weather patterns are changing then revisit the idea as we have had 10 years of drought then 3 years where this weather pattern end in flooding on a grand scale. As Australia runs downhill from north to south all water will end up in the southern ocean that doesnít get used all the way. Some areas need to have free flowing rivers which the Darling River head waters are part of that system.
As for Victoria there is mainly flooding around the Murray River areas again with more rain flood water to come from the flood in NSW and another 100 mm is forecast this weekend.
This system will move into our area over the next week as its slowing moving east to the coast.
Dam overflow turns into spectator event
Northeast Victoria braces for more floods
Have you have been following News from this part of the world! A monsoon front has come through last week down centre of Queensland and NSW. A number of towns have been flooded and one St George has had to be evaluated only leaving about 400 people in the town mostly they are working on the levee banks in the town and security. After last year 90% flooding our state has mandatory evacuation orders in place. Some people didnít have time to get things before being put on planes or put into cars before the roads closed. The water is higher than last year which was the record peck then. The flood levee is 14.7 metres and water is at 14 metres last night and still coming down the river. It should peck today almost at flood levy height if it holes then most the house will ok.
This water has to get down into Murray River catchment and then out to sea in South Australia. So all the towns in between will be flooded in turn like Burke NSW. Some of this rain did fall in NSW so water is heading west to meet up with the Queensland water too!
Now we wait and see.
Brisbane is safe for now and Dams are at safe level at 86% but last year was 190% full when they let the dams open full. But we are having a flood inquire into last yearís dam release.
Have a Merry Christmas
...or whatever other end-of-year holiday you might celebrate at this time.
I am having a quite one this year with exchange of gifts and bunch about 10am then the family are off on weekend away at the Gold Coast with the in Laws.