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Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008, 12:44 pm
Westhaven's winter of discontent

Brisbane got hit by a second storm this week and this time it managed to flood our downstairs room. This link will show you the damage and how it looks now. As bad as it is, it could have been a lot worse. My plush and Skippy, my kangaroo fursuit, were in the other room and are unhurt. The weather bureau predicts more storms this afternoon. Whatever it takes, we'll be ready.

In (probably) unrelated news, our telephone and internet connections have been down since yesterday. I'm typing this on the Eee using a mobile internet connection. Telstra are on it, but with all the storm damage it may take them a while to get to us. Just so you know why I'm not around much. All this and getting ready for MidFur too! No wonder I'm not a happy ratty.

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
mrbear2day

Awww, *snugs*, I hope things get better, and reconnected soon!
Do you get these storms alot?

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Storms are a Brisbane summer tradition (they came early this year) but not like this! Some suburbs of Brisbane are in a state of crisis. From what we saw on the news, we got off lightly. Luckily, we're part way up a mountain so we're not likely to get the serious flooding.
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Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
harvardheinous

Awww, wet rat looks pitiful!

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
wolfys_law

That sucks that downstairs got flooded.

As I said, if you need a place to stay, you are most welcome here.

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Thank you, but I already have a room lined up in the hotel. And I thought you already had people staying there for MidFur?

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
wolfys_law

We do, but I can always make room for you. What day you getting down?
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Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
canid_anubis

Sorry to hear about the storms and all.
Although cute to see one of our old gals there. She never really cared for the baths, to be sure.

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Is that your pet rat in the photo?

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
canid_anubis

Was my daughter's. That is a small version of a big one from a post of mine almost 4 years ago: http://canid-anubis.livejournal.com/22233.html
*scritches your headfur*

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
sebkha

Eeek! :( And here I thought the mayhem was only happening north of the river.
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Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
jagafeh

Sorry to hear you guys got flooded. Bright side, the house is still intact.
Oh and I left some tiles downstairs in a green bag. Do I now have to consider them as pulp?

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

The bag of tiles was in the other room which was mostly not affected by the flood so they should be safe.

Fri, Nov. 21st, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
moxxey

More importantly I'm glad that your rat Izza is safe from the flooding!

Mon, Dec. 1st, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Wow, I'm glad the plush and fursuit were safe, that would have been tragic :( Are they in special containers so that if there was an exceptionally bad flood, they'd be safe? I'm thinking those resealable plastic vacuum bags maybe...

I love the wet rat piccy, so appropriate! And cuuuuuute :)

Mon, Dec. 1st, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I've moved them all up a little. There's only so much you can do to keep them safe, but we're part way up a mountain so it would take a flood of biblical proportions to get them now.

Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

*chuckles* You really should do some kind of raft or boat so that they can be in the ark for the "flood of biblical proportions" ;)