January 14, 2011
the past four days.
it's been a devastating few days. i've been feeling a myriad of emotions but with the help of my sister (who lives on higher ground) and her constant motivation, it has really helped me to keep positive about it all. the support that has been shown to me has been unbelievable...i cannot thank those involved enough. with roads closed i couldn't get back to my house to have a last attempt at sandbagging, so i was very nervous that i hadn't done enough. queues for sandbags on tuesday were 4 hours long so i decided i needed to get things up and off the ground as soon as possible. i got a call from a friend at work late wednesday night, who was able to get to my house from the east side and grabbed a group of guys with a ute, a bunch of sandbags and sandbagged my house. was there possibly a kinder gesture???? i will be forever grateful for what he decided to do, to prevent my house (as much as possible) from becoming an underwater mess. the wait for the flood to peak was a killer...nobody knew just how powerful it was going to be. it hit lower than expected which meant my house was saved, but many people in my street weren't so lucky. here are some photos that can't even begin to show the devastation brisbane has been hit with and my suburb was one of the lucky ones. Even though i'm still without power...it's NOTHING compared to what others are facing. Staying positive is key...it's now my turn to give something back, being the lucky one and all.
Posted by kit and nancy. at 8:03 AM