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So, for my house at least, things are going back to normal. I've been back at work since monday, started teaching a new class on wednesday afternoons. Met the australian co-ordinator of said course, who's already asked if if i'd like to keep teaching it NEXT trimester :-D.

And today...today i bought boots. I've been trying to buy a pair of boots for roughly 15 years with no luck. I'm an ex-irish dancer. There's no WAY most boots will fit over my calf muscles *grumbles* pisses me off to no end 'cause i find a.pair of boots that i like and they just won't go over my calf muscles. Well, today i saw a style that i liked. They're sort of a mix between victorian and steam punk. I <3 them. And they come to just BELOW my calves so they fit perfectly!!!!!

My new boots:
You like? I need to get gel inserts for the balls of my feet but that's some really soft leather.

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i shall never take the ability to have a hot shower for granted again. We got our power back this afternoon and this evening's shower.... Words can't describe how good it was to was my hair for the first time in a week.

Power also meant tv. One of the news segments showed what's being shown internationally..... o_O i'd just like to reiterate that I'M OKAY!!!!!!! Yes, my suburb was one of the worst hit in brisbane, but we're in the older, higher sections that stayed dry. It got close but not close enough to really threaten us. We didn't even have to evacuate.

I will admit i was worried there for a while. I kept expecting my next sms on tuesday night to be the "get out, GET OUT NOW!!!!!" message. Every time my message tone went off it took me a good half hour to stop shaking.

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House is fine. Completely dry. Am actually thinking of getting all my electronics down tomorrow from on top of the cupboards. Now we're just waiting for the power to come back on.

Cold showers NOT FUN!!!! was apparently shivering this evening after mine.

Being woken up every morning by rescue choppers, news choppers, and private choppers hovering over our area is driving us all a little nuts. That and it's making me nervous.

Tempers are fraying a little. Everyone's thrown at least one spack-attack in the last few days. It's the waiting getting to us, i think. All the sitti.g and not knowing what's going on. No power=no tv and no news. We really don't know what's happening. We turn the radio on once an hour...but the batteries are dying and we're trying to conserve them.

Good news is Indooroopilly has power, so we've been able to retreat into aircon for a little while at least. And have decent (as far as maccas/hungry jacks is decent) meals. Since the trucks can't get to us they're running out of stuff. No lettuce for burgers today. Maccas in the food court was shut.

We're pretty much surrounded by water in most directions but dry where we are. We're like a little peninsula right now. We're VERY lucky we're not still in the old place in Sherwood... It's gone under to at least the floorboards.

Family friends lent us a camp stove though and neighbours behind us, who still have power....lucky bastards, threw a long extension chord over our fence so we could put the fridge/freezer back on and rescue our perishables. It's all a waiting game right now. Am doing all this on my phone right now as it's got some charge and...well, i don't care if my phone bill's a bit more next month, i need to let everyone know i'm okay.

Still no work. I got word today that they're hoping to open up again on monday. Fingers crossed. I know thwy're right on the river, but they're not level with it. Theh're a few metres up from it.

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Just a.quick message to let you all know i'm okay. River is right up but we were saved by the hill on that side. Oval looks like a lake on other side of train tracks but hasn't reaxhed us. Have been taking pictures and will post some wjen i can. We're powerless, so i'm at indooroopilly shops chatging my phone there. Will post more when i can.

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