River is peaking in the city (where I live) at 3pm today, after a king tide meets the water overflows from the dam. It is then peaking again tomorrow morning at predicted higher levels than the disasterous 1974 Brisbane floods.
The predicted levels tomorrow will guarantee that we will go under. Please make them be wrong.
Our beautiful town is making the world news. People are being rescued from their roofs. All we can do is wait.
My boys are fretting over their lizards. Poor things. They are in a little enclosure on a stand. If we only get a metre through our place, they will be ok. They are more important than "the chair". Funny how your priorities change. I am even cherishing the belongings I have with me.... my familiar clothes, the boys toys. Sigh.
And the great irony.... it's beautiful and sunny here at the moment, while the river rises. It's not about what is falling from the sky. The 8 metre wall of water from Toowoomba is coming our way, 2 Sydney harbours worth of water is being released from the dams each day, king tides... they will come despite the sunshine.
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming".
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