It is difficult to write about one's house renovations when many other people in the same city have lost their home or their possessions. But life must go on and having 'survivor guilt' is not terribly productive.
A good way to appease that guilt was to go here and donate ad income generated from this blog which after six months is a nice tidy sum. See? Who says blog advertising sucks? Clicking on my ads was not in vain, my friends!
We have not been directly affected by the Brisbane floods except for Jason having two days off work - flood leave.
Jason returned to work in the CBD last Friday. His workplace is in a 1930s building near Anzac Square which luckily doesn't have a basement. Many of the city buildings with car park basements (where the electrical generators are also located) flooded and about five major buildings still don't have power.
Jason said it was extremely quiet in the City that day with just the humming of pumps draining basements in the adjacent buildings punctuating the silence. He said he had a dream-run into work with the roads surprisingly dry and traffic non-existent.
It amazes me how normal life is for us, a few days after a natural disaster, whilst only a kilometre or so away others have suffered such enormous loss. Life is indeed cruel for some.
I'll stop the maudlin flood posts now and be back to normal Fun and VJs proceedings in my next post.
My friend Susan who manages an art shop in Milton just sent me some photos of how the flood affected her workplace. The ground floor got a few inches of putrid sludgy water. Susan has a sense of humour and I love the image she took below.
The life-size artists' model obviously didn't evacuate during the flood. What a dummy!
|Muddy toes on the life-size artists' model|