First world problem – when there is a fast moving river running down your street due to a burst water main and your son is late for work.

In such situations, one must choose a suitable car to ford the torrent, don’t you think?  The little car or the little-used big car?  I firstly assured myself that it could be done safely by watching my intrepid neighbours and then chose the big car.  Better safe than sorry.

Since my son is not licensed to drive the big car, I had to drive him to work (firstly rescuing our garbage bin before it became a victim of the current).  I suggested we drive with the windows down so that we could make an escape from our vehicle in the event it was washed away.  Do you reckon I was over-thinking it?  We later regretted that decision.  Oh well, never mind.


We survived (obviously).

Kind Regards.

29 thoughts on “Another Day At The Office

  1. Windows down while driving through flood waters is wise. Having an anticipatory set trumps charging ahead through uncertain waters with no plan. Good to be in the moment.

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    1. Thanks Liz. It was quite a sight. Scary. I feel very sorry for those people whose houses were in the direct path of that water – one was a lady whose husband had died two weeks before. 😦 The guys from the water company that caused the problem while carrying out routine maintenance are going to be in serious trouble.

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  2. Wow, Tracy! While I have sympathy for your dire predicament ( 🙂 ) I am also very concerned that so much water has gone to waste! And on the other hand pleased that such trials and tribulations aren’t reserved for us here in the “undeveloped” world!

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    1. Yep, incompetence is the same the world over, Dries.

      My city’s total water storage is currently at 60% capacity. So far we have been somewhat shielded from this drought, most city folk just taking it for granted that water comes from a tap. My hope is that enough of the massive amount of water that was lost does some good and makes it to the Murrumbidgee river, and communities along its banks. They are really suffering from the drought.

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  3. I don’t think you over-thought this either Tracy and we hope all the people whose houses were flooded will get all the help they need. Hope your weekend will be happy and peaceful and much love from our house to yours 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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  4. Oh i can so commiserate with you as I have lived through tis once before myself. Nice distraction from the mundane if you let it be, but quite the inconvenience as well.. Thanks for the pix!

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    1. Thanks for piping in, VL. I was under pressure to do the driving rather than take pix. I had half a dozen neighbours watching me to see that I didn’t stuff up the driving. 🙂

      I hope you are enjoying your holiday. Not exactly warm weather.


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