Well, here in Brisbane the rain continues to bucket down
keeping the temperature cool
and everything soggy.
Those dry, brown, crackly lawns are but a memory as we paddle around in our soggy backyards
and the lawns are growing before our eyes.
Today's papers are full of stories about the floods up north where people are watching and waiting,
hoping the water will start to go
and they can return to reclaim their flooded homes and businesses.
I've scanned in a few of the items from this morning's paper.
Luckily a lot of homes in the north are highset - built on stilts we say - to catch the breezes and provide extra area underneath to accommodate cars and laundries.
It also means you are sometimes protected from floodwaters like these people.
In another town some individuals set about building their own levy banks to try to keep the floodwaters out of their homes.
This fellow is sitting on the top of his home made levy bank.
Lots of sandbagging has been done everywhere.......
and community spirit is high in most areas
with neighbours helping neighbours.
These two chaps below have the right idea.
But through it all
boys will be boys !!