Since around lunch time yesterday, it's been raining off and on. However, last night, it really began to pour. Today, after I checked the mail, it poured down from the skies and hasn't stopped. This kind of rain reminds me of the type of rain we received last year which triggered the floods that swept through Brisbane City; and destroyed so many businesses. The same floods that people are still recovering from one year on.
Last year, I was so scared of what was being reported to me; and mainly it was because of how it was being done. There were news reports every 15 minutes about which places had been flooded, who had lost what and how many people were now without power and homes. This kind of reporting is an effective way of terrifying people everywhere; and it's not needed. They never did it years ago, so why did they do it last year?
This year, it's so much more different. Our Christmas has been and gone, school has started and we're better informed about what we need to do; also insurance companies now offer flood insurance. I remember when I was looking for insurance for my place, I really had to hunt for one that offered that particular type of insurance as my place was in a low-lying area. So, when I found the right one, I jumped at their offer; and ironically, they usually covered people in the country and rural areas. However, when they found out where I lived was low-lying, they took me as a customer. It's great CGU would do that; and the best thing is that I pay monthly so I don't feel the bite of it but I know I'm covered for flood and anything else that may go wrong.
It's really strange what rain can do to places. How the damp of the stuff can get in and destroy things you treasure, don't you think? I don't mind rain, but when you really want to get out and do some gardening or be outside for another reason, it puts a real damper on any projects you have planned (pun intended).However, you can catch up with other indoor things you haven't done in a while. For example, today, I'm hoping to get my library here in my home office tidied up before the day out. There's books on the floor, handbags that need hanging up, shoes, the battery-run Teac radio (for when we lose power during storms) and others things that need putting away. This room has been neglected for far too long. So, what do you do when the rain is intense and you can't get into the outdoor work? Do you read, watch a good movie or snooze the day away? Until my next post, take care, keep warm and safe and remember, I'm always here.