Jump to content

Anyone else stuck in depressing weather? If so, stay safe!


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Domestic Goddess

Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

The wind had been howling madly for the last 2 days. It's been raining qute badly too, but Im mainly concerned about the wind. SES reports 52 roofs blown off on the Mid North Coast so far. The Commonwealth Bank in Ballina lost its roof, a parking garage lost part of its roof and landed on a neighbouring garage and is a dangerous to houses in the direct vicinity, the local community service (DoCS) has had the roof blown off for a second time in 2 months. That happens to be a brand new building too.


I errrr "poo'd" bricks when the wind got hold off me and my little car and made me skid off the road. Luckily there were not ditches just mud and gravel on the side. Luckily DS wasn't with me. I still have to go out and pick him up from daycare soon and after my skidding incident, I am really not keen to get back onto the road in thee conditions sad.gif

Anyone else stuck in this horrendous weather? If you are, please stay safe and don't go out if you don't have to.....

#2 nouseforaname

Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Right in the thick of it too. Got to get the boys from school soon.... not looking forward to it.

Very scary out there especially with the roads still soft from the floods.

Stay safe!

#3 Domestic Goddess

Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Light went off for a few minutes and just got a call from daycare asking me to pick up DS. They're calling all parents to come pick up the kids as they will be closing the road soon.
Most schools have already closed before lunch time.

#4 LittleMissPink

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

You must live near me wink.gif

We have just spent the day weathering a "east coast low" (code for cat 1 cyclone). Not fun, I assure you original.gif

#5 unicorn

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

We are cut off by flood waters again, DS14 caught the school bus in this morning and couldn't get home again, he's happy enough to stay in town with a friend and DD7 went to school for an hour or so before I got the call they were evacuating any bus travellers so we have been cosy inside out of harms way for most of the day. Howling winds and lots of rain but no damage.

#6 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Well after a horrible couple of days with the ol' East Coast Low, the sun is shining this morning.

Lots of trees fallen and local roads closed due to trees and flooding.


#7 Academic

Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

It sounds quite scary! A friend in Nimbin was cut off for a couple of days due to flooding.

Apparently more huge rain is coming down through the coast of Queensland early next week. Up to 300mm with potential for flooding yet again.

#8 Domestic Goddess

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Finally got power again. Lost power on Friday evening at 6.30 ish. Just got reconnected this morning.
Tree had smashed a transformer box. My frozen foods all deforsted and no way can i cook it all up now. So have thrown out about 200 bucks worth of meat, veggies, bread, etc (roasts, steaks on special, etc).
Not happy sad.gif Also I didn't want to open the fridge and freezer all this time so we had to have breadrolls and chocolate milk at the shops for breaky and lunch 2 days in a row. Bread for dinner for 2 nights. Sick of bread now lol. I also ran out of battery power on my mobile, so took him to an indoor playground yesterday morning and they charged the phone for me.
I think it's now time for coffee!!!!!! Hehehe.

Although I felt so sorry for DS. The power went off during his favourite movie "the Lorax". He didn't understand why it wasn't working anymore. Tried light switches all evening. He even got angry with me thinking I turned it off on purpose sad.gif

We did have some great time reading books in my bed with the flashlights on.

#9 Domestic Goddess

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

double post

Edited by Domestic Goddess, 24 February 2013 - 11:06 AM.


#10 mummahh

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

We could do with a bit of rain here in Adelaide. Hope it clears up soon for you OP.

#11 Mianta

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

We had the howling winds on Thursday night (Tweed Valley) and just constant rain since the floods. Yesterday was beautiful and sunny, today, partly cloudy early this morning and now overcoast, windy and a bit of drizzly, annoying rain.

SO. OVER. IT.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.