Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Mother of all Rain

Perth had some record amount of rain last night in the space of about an hour and I reckon almost all of it fell through our roof into our office. Just about to go to bed and I went in to pick up my phone and water was pouring in. Two giant buckets and almost all of our towels later. Luckily the box of Romeo and Guliette and things like that were safely out of the way. Ian had been up on the roof clearing out leaves before we went to NZ but that was for fire - certainly not expecting rain. And loads or lightning and thunder as well. No time for photos while holding up buckets.

And Harley came out about then from her fireplace for dinner and was not impressed that we did not give her our undivided attention. She did go and inspect the water on the floor in other places  (only a little elsewhere) and then punished us at 5am with a lot of noise - as cats can do - out come the claws on the wooden floor. Barbara used to do that as well as scratching down our window when she wanted to come in and was too lazy to use her cat door. Dear o dear.

I discovered yesterday when I was web looking that both of my classes in Canada and New Zealand are full - that is very exciting stuff.

And of course - how could I forget to mention the cricket - first win for NZ in a test in Australia in 26 years. WOW!  It's not as though we watch it or anything....

4 comments:

Heather said...

Hope you are all dried out now. We have had almost everything today weatherwise: dark and scary skies, so much hail it looked like snow, heavy rain, thunder, lightning and gales - oh, and a momentary bit of sun. There is promise of something severe for Friday.

Robin Mac said...

Oh dear, the weather is going crazy - hail and strong winds and heavy rain in parts around here yesterday too - we missed most of it thank goodness, but our son just out of town was in the thick of the hail! Exciting news about your classes for next year. Cheers

Sandy said...

Not what you want to happen.We're the ones who are supposed to get the rain.
That's great about your classes, but I'm not surprised.

Thimble Fingers said...

Wasn't the rain crazy?! I'm sure we had more in one day than all winter!! What a horrid shock to have it all coming in through your roof. Glad your supplies were safe and hope you've managed to fix the roof. And yep ... cats have a way of showing you just WHO'S the boss.

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