I think it will have to go without saying that my FTF this week is POWER!!! After being without for a week one really appreciates the ability to multi task. Much as I enjoyed going back in time and being a pioneer I found that it took ages to get things done. I enjoyed the early nights and luckily we have a gas cooktop so I was able to feed everyone. I did not enjoy having no hot water! Having to boil water every time I wanted a cuppa or needed to wash the dishes was starting to get to me but the hardest thing for me was the lack of a Hot Bath. I love my baths. Its my relaxation time at the end of the day so I really noticed that I couldn't have one and worse I had to have a shower and it was cold showers. Showers are bad enough but COLD that is torture. I found myself putting it off later and later in the day and then as the evening went on the air temperature got colder so it ended up being a real ordeal. I hate going to bed dirty so I had to have a shower.....I felt like I was pulling teeth!
The barometer dropped to 970 during Cyclone Yasi, usually it sits at around 1010. The humidity was just over 70% and the temp was about 18C. I took this at about 3am.
Petal and her pups plus 3 chickens and their babies/eggs in the blue containers, all inside in the kitchen out of the weather.
The power was reconnected and I very quickly got back into the routine of putting on the washing machine, plus a load into the dryer (as it was still raining and I had a huge backlog) and then firing up the dishwasher and much to the kids delight the TV! Billy was able to watch the news yet again, I think my friends overseas had more coverage of the cyclone than we did!
The road out of our place, strewn with leaves and branches. Some trees were down as well but by the time I got out for photos they had been moved.
Trees over power lines.
Creek crossing near our house, luckily this road is into the state forest. Won't be riding that way for a while.
Our butterfly's are OK but the bus shelter needs a little TLC.
POWER is wonderful and I don't think I will ever complain about the bill again, I'm not making any promises though :-)
This is 'Yasi'. Ebony my neighbour and horse riding buddy texted me to say she was nervous and couldn't sit still while we were waiting for the cyclone to cross the coast. I told her to crochet! She did and this is the little fellow that she came up with.....So CUTE!! Well done Ebony :-)