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Monday, 7 February 2011

When life throws you lemons.. repeatedly...

Who would have thought that a cyclone, forming over 6,000 north of where I live, would cause a flash flood and destroy my apartment in the space of 20 minutes.  And it's not even on the ground floor.  Water was pouring out of the air conditioner, antenna socket and windows.  Fortunately I was at home and could salvage my belongings by placing them on the bed and table.

I pray for those who are worse off than I am.  Emergency services received over 6,000 phone calls for help on Friday night.  Cleaning and repair services will be run off their feet for weeks no doubt.  Goodness knows how long it will take to get to everyone. 

Australia has been hit with every natural disaster known to man the past 3 weeks - cyclones, flash flooding, heat waves, bush fires, heavy rain... what's next?  A snow blizzard?

Nothing could be done to contain the water.  Fortunately I was home to put my belongings on the bed and chairs

Wardrobe flooded very quickly.

Dity water gushing from the antenna socket and wall

The drive way

The aftermath.


  1. That is just crap, no other way to put it!
    Hope things begin to go your way soon x

  2. !!!
    No way!

    How on earth did an apartment up from ground floor flood?

    Hope you managed to salvage everything and the clean up doesn't take too long.

  3. god that sucks! so sorry to hear that

  4. Anonymous2:29 pm

    :( :( :(

    are you still able to live at home? do you need help cleaning?! I am a GREAT cleaner because I am so damn particular about it.

    Hope you're ok chicken. xoox

  5. Nope can't live in it :(( carpet smells and the floors are peeling so it's unsafe. Land lord has to do all the cleaning Mez!

    Water came through the roof I guess - out of walls/antenna sockets etc. All happened very quickly.

  6. Oh Honey,

    You poor thing. It hurts so much seeing your personal things damaged like this. Invaded.

    Please look after yourself. Know this sounds trite but at least you're okay and not hurt physically.

    When I read the title of your post, I was going to suggest only making the lemonade after a cup of tea. Hope you've somewhere safe to stay tonight.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  7. I'm so, so sorry to hear this. They've been talking on the US news about the huge cyclone that hit Australia, it looks so terrible! Thank goodness you were home to save most of your things, and that you are alright.

    All of Australia and the victims of these natural disasters have been in my thoughts these past few weeks!

  8. this is just insanity. i have been thinking about you all weekend and cannot get over these pictures. PLEASE let me know if you need anything!! i'm so glad you're safe, but what about the shoes??


  9. Oh my goodness - so sorry to see this - and so pleased though it wasn't your NEW home but this is bad enough. We only had a couple of leaks - bowls were put in strategic places...THe rain was unbelievable. Do hope you are ok. x

  10. Are you oki sweety?

    Hope it will not cost you to much money...

    Stay safe:)

  11. that is so awful!!! :( I hope it gets fixed soon, is the water gone from outside??

  12. This is so terrible! I can't even imagine. I hope you're doing okay. Thinking of you.


  13. I am soooo sorry this even went on. Its time for the world to change how we use energy sources, its changing the climate.
    I wish you a speedy recovery and hopefully some fab upgrades?
    xxxxx to you!! Emily from EL Vintage

  14. Oh no!! Hang in there! I hope things work out for the best in the end of all this mess!!


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