And just like that it's school holidays! I don't mind telling you folks, that I had a bunch of things lined up for my last pre-holiday child-free days.
The last days of school were cancelled, the Principal deciding it was best for staff and students to stay safely at home with their families. Of course as Murphy's Law would predict yesterday is a brilliant blue sky, sun shiney day.
I'm not complaining though. On Thursday it rained.
The dams were full by 9.30am.
When the rain lightened a bit I took the kids outside to explore and let off some steam.
We even did a spot of fishing!
This bloke was swimming up the paddock. I believe he's one of the Silver Perch that I stocked the dam with eons ago. I didn't think they'd survived, so he was a pleasant surprise.
The dams overflowed for a little - just enough to show they still can - and then the rain stopped.
The creeks swelled and cut us off for a few hours but we didn't loose power.
A storm whipped up that night but we missed the brunt of it. Local farming friends were not so lucky, they lost sheds and crops. But for us, Debbie was the perfect storm.
We're back to normal this morning. Bearhands is harvesting, the girls are choosing their outfits for a birthday party and I'm counting my blessings.
We're lucky ducks.