When is This Rain Going to STOP...??

Submitted: Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:20
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HI All,

Start of yet another wet week. We have had just on 900mm of rain since the beginning of April at our bush retreat on the outskirts of Brisbane. This is the most in 25 years according to neighbours who have lived in the area a long time. At present we cannot even drive (by 4x4) to the hut on our property due to washouts and landslides and fallen trees. I will have to resort to doing a lot of work when it fines up ... hopefully pretty soon.
By the looks of things at present you'd swear we are in the Daintree (lol).

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Reply By: Dasher Des - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:24

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:24
Lucky You I'd accept 9mm here if you could promise some more to follow.
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Follow Up By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:15

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:15
Same here. Although, if we got all the rain that was promised by the bureau, we would be in a rainforest.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:08

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:08
Good evening young Dasher,
Long time no hear. Getting into practice for next year??

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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:17

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:17
G'day Guys,
Thanks for your thoughts.
Dave will ring you soon re camera trip when I can find out a few details. Think the date is later August but will ring and confirm.
Stephen, LOL No practice yet but will have to do some before next Easter LOL
It still haunts me how stuffed I was afterwards .
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Reply By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:31

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 17:31
Looks like a very pretty neck of the woods.
Pretty boggy here at Logan Village as well. The tanks and the dam are all full, so it can stop for a while now.

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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:02

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:02
Blow it over the hill a bit. Wish it was green like that here.
Looks like you have a nice piece of paradise.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:11

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 20:11
Hi Saharaman,
I'd say you've got your work cut out when it does fine up. If It does :)
I heard on the NBN news tonight that Bellingen has coped 2.6 meters of rain this year alone. I don't think we've come anywhere near that but we've had enough and there is talk of another flood coming our way. Our Ferry at Lawrence gos off at the high tide and it wont take much more to flood again. I've go so much work I need to do outside and I've run out of inside work. The ground can't take anymore.
Oh Well,(shrugging shoulders) There are those that are a lot worse off than us.




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Follow Up By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:12

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 21:12
Your not wrong H&F in regards the work ahead of me.
I've just bought a 4X4 tractor so once I put a front blade on it it should make light work of the landslides. But the washouts are a bit of a problem as they are on the downside of our track and you can't simply push soil into the hole.

I know how you fell about being locked to inside work - wish it would stay fine long enough to dry out a bit.

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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 22:49

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 22:49
Stop being so greedy and send a bit down south over the border you lot.
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Reply By: Squizzy - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:04

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:04
Send it to the state that's been ripped off with water, South Oz.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 08:04

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 08:04
I heard on the news last night that the Pacific is warming and that there is a better than fair chance of another El Nino soon. We'll probably be talking about the drought again soon and wondering what happened to all that water.

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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:27

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 09:27
We have had 23mm in the last couple of days in Bundy but another 50 would be good.
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Dave
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 14:02

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 14:02
RAIN!!!! GRRRRR. , Nightmare for those in earthmoving!, We all need rain at some time, But i hope it all pings off from here to the ones that need it most.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 14:27

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 14:27
I know what your talking about Axel.
Besides being a Chippie that has run out of inside work, Lawrence is getting sewer, under road boring and all associated earth works ATM, should I say, when the weather becomes kinder for them to work in. Talking to a couple of the guys this morning, they were up to the arm pits in wet clay and mud platic welding the poly piping. He really didn't look like fun at all. There would be a lot of bloke right now with no income ATM.
But what can you do?


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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 18:05

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 18:05
G'day Axle
I am sure your hurting the same as I. Go past your job on my way to our Job at Kew....... I am sure you have the same amount of rain that we have had in Kew but I think you have had more. I just did my April and May invoice today. As you know April was a wet month. Our diggers worked 8 days in the whole month. May was ok. But this month as you know is a shocker too.
Fortuanetly we just started a new job 3 weeks ago in Campbletown which will keep us from drowning up there in Kew. It gets very hard when you have 15 blokes on the books just on the kew job.
I dread to think what the June Invoice is going to be like up there too. I know the last week of May was wet and we have had the last 2 weeks off so it may be a six day month.......... Our blokes are back at work tomorrow.
Best thing is, it is looking very good that we just won another big job up the mountains. Woo Hoo
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 19:04

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 19:04
G/day Peter, Congrats on the latest Job!, if in need of a 13tonner give me a yell!, only need paying every week!!.....loll..lol.


Cheers Axle.
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