Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Drowned

We got flooded with the recent downpour.... well, the garage and grounds were flooded, and the house was ok, thankfully. However, my mower was drownded, the battery was sitting above the water line, but the power pack for charging the battery is still dripping, 24 hours later. It was plugged in an on at the time, so I have no idea why the safety fuse in the house didn't blow. I hope the mower still works!

Most of the neighbours mulch ended up in the garage. All our moving boxes are dead - the next move is going to be horrendously expensive. Huge apologies to everyone who had lent/given us boxes - they are a sodden mess now :-\

A newly bought huge bag of birdseed holds water really well. Garden chemicals can only be thrown out. Nylon camping gear is drying, but my sleeping bag is not worth saving. Golf clubs, my tennis racket and a huge number of garden tools were drenched, and not sure how many will survive.

Worst of all is the huge amount of wood that we had stored (upright) to make more shelving, the pictures (including one pastel by me), and the Ivar/Sten shelves that are now useless. Some of the wood may be saved, but now won't be as tall their matching shelves. The backing wood is dead, the chipboard uprights are fairly dead.

And it took way too long to clean up the mess. 80% of the downpour that landed in the driveway and our neighbours gardens ended up sitting in the garage for about three hours - the storm drain at the unit above was blocked, and there is not enough drainage inside the garage.

The side path also had a few mini land-slides, and the chooks can get under the fence even easier now.

Rain is good... just a little less focussed, please!
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