Flooded in again!

Today we have been flooded in for the second time this year. My understanding is that this usually only happens 2 or 3 times per year, so it doesn’t seem like we are going too well so far for this year!

I went off to work this morning at about 6:30am, the creek was looking high, but it wasn’t raining much at the time, so I thought it would be okay. It’s a good 40 minute drive minimum to work. By the time I got to work and checked the conditions on BOM, it looked like it was already under. A local blog and facebook page also confirmed the same. I made some hasty decisions and decided to go home (20 minutes after getting to work). 
It was a scary drive home not knowing whether I would be able to get through to Daniel. To top it off it’s our 7th anniversary today, so I was devastated thinking that I wasn’t going to be able to get home. 
I got to the bridge and of course, it had already flooded over well and truly. People were still going through in big 4wd’s but not smaller cars. I ended up driving the car back up the road and parking on top of a hill and got through with another local.

Luckily I didn’t have to stay with family after all!
Plot of the creek. It usually sits at about .89m, currently it’s at 1.89m and rising. This was at 11.15am
12.20pm and it’s now at 2.14m and rising. 8 roads now closed in our suburb,
including at least 2/3 of the bridges we have to cross.

So now we are stuck at home. It’s not even that rainy, but there must be a lot of rain coming down from Mt Glorious into the creek. Little bit sad that we won’t get to go out for dinner. I had a backup plan of going to get takeaway Thai food at Samford if it was too rainy to go out for dinner, but now we won’t even be able to do that. Anniversary chicken nuggets for dinner it is!

Update: Still flooded in today (Tuesday) and missing work once again. Very over it at this point. My car is also playing up, so I am counting on being able to get it to the mechanic tomorrow. Stop raining sky!

Wild

Yep, this morning we found this guy wandering around just near our patio. What a surprise! I saw a glimpse of his leg walking past the window while I was in the media room, and sure enough, it was a big Goanna! 

It’s exciting to see the wildlife around here. I hope the Monitors around here aren’t too tame, as the ones we’ve encountered before in picnic areas have been a bit too willing to come up close to people. At Mt Tamborine we once had about 4 circling us while we cooked our barbecue lunch, it was kind of scary.

We also seem to have a lot of bats hanging out in the forest behind our place, they’ve been getting very noisy during the night lately and sound like they are trying to kill each other. Fun!