Saturday, February 7, 2009

Joy and sorrow.....

Dont we live in a country of extremes....

While we are thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying the drop of temps (by 20 degrees) my joy quickly ended this morning (even though there was evidence of a drop of rain)

Heard the news about the fires in Victoria, and the joy dried up immediately......

Could you imagine not only being a volunteer firefighter, in 40 plus weather, in those suits, not getting much sleep, all those awful conditions......and then to lose your own house.....just heard about it. And then, you may have discovered some people that didnt make it....

And then there is all that flooding in Queensland - if we could dump some of their water over Victoria it would at least be put to good use!

I stopped whinging about our 2 weeks of extreme weather after the first few days.....I was lucky we had power, the kids had reasonable conditions at school, we could escape to our airconditioned offices.... We got used to it.....

I helped another family from school out each day, who dont have a car, and felt good in that I could make their day a little easier.....

4 comments:

mandy said...

Just read about it myself Kim...It`s dreadful and what`s even more devastating is that someone`s stupidity starts these fires...
They are murderers and I hope they get found....Makes you want to watch them burn at the stake....

diane said...

It is really bad news, as if the economy crash isn't bad enough and now two disasters on top of that.
BB has started a new blog and has put up pics of the fire and flood. He would love to get some comments.
http://billsponderings-wilbo43.blogspot.com/

Sassy said...

Yeah I was just watching the news (happens very rarely!) I think they said 65 deaths? Terrible....
I hope everyone is keeping safe...

Tazar said...

It's been a sobering day, watching the unfolding news. Most of my family and childhood friends live in Victoria, close to affected areas. It is strange to be here in Darwin feeling like I am in one of the mildest places in Australia at present, no floods, no cyclones, no walls of fire. Joy is certainly relative!