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.
The rain has been glorious and I'm glad the destruction has been minimal in our respective necks of the woods. Feeling for those up north who aren't so lucky. The early holidays were a little bit of a juggle 🙂
Seana SmithS says
Glad to hear it, and how funny to have a perch swimming in your fields.
WE start next week... waiting, waiting. We must have a chatter on the phone once the hols are over and our brains are fully functional. Much blogging chat to be done.
Amanda Smyth says
I'd love that Seana. x