January 17, 2011 at 11:26 am #465315
When we had the flood in ’08 we did the centrelink thing too – but they refuse my daughter initially even though we were all here together and all the other 5 of us got the payment (as we were entitled to) so we went to see them and voila it was fixed up.
Judi my heart feels for you as we too have gone from one drama to another for the past year or so – and sometimes the cracks turn into great cravasses don’t they. Just know that I think of you often – if only that could be of some help to your situation xxJanuary 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm #465316
We don’t know where to start cleaning up there is crap everywhere and in amongst it is barbed wire some still has tension on it so could break at any time and cause injury.
The assessor came this morning and he started asking about the fences as they are covered too, I don’t give a stuff about the fences I need a driveway he took photos and measurements the usual stuff, now he has to go write a report etc.
I feel really vunerable here no emergency vehicles can get in so no ambulance or fire truck, DH’s a worry, we lost a friend last year to asthma and they lived in town.
The disasters just keep on just as we think there is a light at the end of the tunnel the train comes and hits us, I saved hard last year for a water tank I had the money to do the slab and the heavens opened haven’t been able to do anything since now I’ll probably have to spend it on a driveway so no water tank the rust on the tank is getting worse and leaking looks as if it will soon blow out which will leave us with just over 500gal of water.
I know I’ve been bitching…. for those worse off I’m sorry.January 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm #465317
Judi your not Bitching honey your having a positive outlet for how your feeling and that is ok. This community is good for just getting things out so please if you need to just get it out, its better then being kept in ((hugs))
Did you have structural damage to your home? I know there is grants going for that too if that will help i can find the link tonight for you.
I hope the insurer is kind and your app gets through ASAP and fully for what you need, stressing wont help you or your health try to be positive.
Is there anything you need any of us could help with?January 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm #465318
Hope this helps 🙂
It will auto open up and ask you to save or open in word i think.
It has all the details of grants and services available to you.January 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm #465319
Well its raining again :angry:
I’m just stressed out, I’m not sleeping well and I have to let it out somewhere. I’ve been crocheting bags .. don’t know what I’m going to do with them but I have to keep busy. I finished a tri-colour bag last night and have started another.
There is no damage to the house only things we have noticed is the floor is making lots of noise probably sinking a bit in the soft soil, and the hot water system is sinking on the slab that is how it got water in it and shorted out, had about 10cm of water running through the yard if and when the rain stops DH will put some large pavers under it.
Probably wont hear from the insurer till next week my head is racing just trying to think where we can find the money to do the work properly, neighbour who hasn’t seen the damage suggested a garage sale …. I can just see us set up with tables etc on the roadside only problem is I have nothing I want to sell.January 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm #465320
See what the insurer says then go from there. Have a look at the link above you might find something you didn’t know about 🙂
Its good to get out what your thinking/feeling.January 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm #465321
We know about all of those DH spent yesterday from 11.00am to 4.00pm on the phone checking with them…. slipping through the cracks again.
There is Nanango flood stuff on you Tube and flickrJanuary 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm #465322
Just checked out the You Tube vids, that’s some serious water Judi!:ohmy:January 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm #465323
I know lots of water…. we just had another 30mm and the gully is again about 2metres deep over the pipes.January 18, 2011 at 12:06 am #465324
Just want to say hi and hugs Judi and D…….although I know that’s not going to help at all with any of your current worries.Just checked the radar and if I’m right, I really do hope so, I don’t think there will be too much more rain tonight.Is it all vehicles that can’t get in? But I suppose the Assessor just stayed on the other side of your drive way.Could you get to the road via a neighbour’s property at all? Or people reach you that way? Perhaps you have all lost your driveways with that torrent.January 18, 2011 at 12:52 am #465325
Nothing can get in or out this is what worries me the most, but you can walk across just enough room for a wheelbarrow, the neighbours up the back had their driveway over the dam wall and it has gone but there is a track that they are using but are having trouble with a 4WD so no way out there.
We have some lovely neighbours up the road aways they have been taking us in to town if/when we could walk out but we don’t like asking too often, the water is up and down will probably still be up in the morning.
I was wanting to go to town tomorrow but will have to wait and see.January 18, 2011 at 8:30 am #465326
47ml again in that downpour last nightJanuary 18, 2011 at 11:32 am #465327
Re the fences – you may not be replacing fences at the mo BUT they are equivalent to $$ if approved for replacement with insurance co. That is $$ that you can pool with the $$ claimed for the driveway to make a larger amount of $$ to do the driveway with.
Judi those bags you make are so much nicer than the ‘green’ bags in the shop – I am sure if you had an outlet to sell them thru you would make $$ from them too. Hmmm………..how many bags for a truck of gravel and a grader??? lolJanuary 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm #465328
Calliecat 30mm last night and 2 builders barrows full of rubbish to clear away from the pipes.
Thanks narelleh there is nowhere in Nanango to sell craft and I can’t compete with the so called “green bags” I like to make them from 100% cotton and make them with nice bright fabric I use about 2 metres for each bag as they are fully lined which adds to the strength and the cost puts people off, at least when mine wear out you can throw them on the compost.
I’ve been using my bags for nearly 2 years and they are still as good as new.January 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm #465329
Well we had 11.5mm of rain last night and the water came up over the pipes and there was more rubbish to move… where does it all come from?
Got a call this morning do you want a lift into town well I jumped at it rushed around made a list in case the supermarket had stuff on the shelves, they did so I stocked up again. I’m glad I have some zuchs growing as they were $6.99 Kg fruit and veg is expensive and I just wont be buying it at those prices.
I didn’t get all done that I wanted to still want to go to the cheap shop but I’ll get there….. I’ll have to go before I run out of crochet cotton or I’ll go crazy :silly: I’ve nearly finished another bag.
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