Many of you will have read that Queensland is being menaced by Tropical Cyclone Yasi. I want to assure you all that ristin and I are safe and well. Queensland is a big state, and the most we've seen of it so far is a little rain. Ironically, as the north of the state is getting battered, outside is peaceful blue skies. Cyclones rarely get this far south. But I am worried for some dear rat friends who live much nearer to the path of destruction, but they too seem south of the worst of it. I am thinking of them and hoping for the best. The most we need to worry about is the risk of more flooding, but even that seems unlikely now. But I hate seeing my fellow Queenslanders suffer like this. You'd think we'd be entitled to some peace now?