Yep Dormant and Bunyip we got a 14mm total out of those falls the other day and maybe a half mm since from passing showers as well. Probably not as much as you guy's but it will do us fine for now. Wasn't the lightning and thunder great huh ? I could see and hear all the action over your way from out the front here.
We got not as much as some in the local area but also more than some others, the main thing though is that it has given the first bit of grow from the last decent fall some life again and we can see a bit of green tinge in the front paddocks, the cattle and horses aren't hanging at the gates over the last day or two all day either and have their heads down for a change picking away at the new growth which is great for the new calves. Just need a bit of follow up now to set the new growth off good and proper and get some good sub soil moisture in place so the paddocks kick off well.
We lost power for just over half hour the other night, ( Boxing day I think) right in the middle of preparing a couple of home grown rolled roast's for dinner, (gotta love gas cooking right ?) got the Niece and Nephew up from Cairns for a week or so and they just about lost their violet wondering when the power was coming back on and why we just didn't start the genny right off, no lights, no tv, no Internet etc, God knows how we survived as a species just a hundred years back.... Oooop's the fire went out....What now.....
We've got satellite internet, don't really have to worry about the lightning frying the lines but we lose connection every time the rain gets decent over head, PITA when you are right in the middle of something like downloading the latest Vikings or sending a reply or Email etc, but you get used to these things I guess, not like you have to go harvest the materials and reweave your blanket for smoke signals again huh ?
Our home phone has been out since that lightning storm though, along with all the 5 neighbours with phones as well on this side of the creek at least. Sort of missing all those regular auto voice call's from Nicole @ telstra NBN telling me our internet will be cut off within 24 hr's unless I push 1 to talk to a technician, (which I just love to do, Push the speaker button and the leave the phone in the chook pen) but what if I win lotto or something huh ?, got no damn Optus mobile here either unless we climb up on the roof while the wind is blowing the right way. Getting up there ain't so bad, but the climb down that make shift wobbly ladder becomes interesting after a few 55% home brew Bloody Mary's let me tell you.
Here's hoping for some more great weather in the next week or two, might be a late monsoon but a good one none the less, been some great cells popping up over the last week all about our general area and even some localized flooding down Mackay way even the last day or so. Been watching the lightning out to our West from here C@28, some patchy cells all over the place , must be painful to see , watch and smell the rain as they go by but not get any relief from them huh ? Believe me Mate I know the feeling, been doing it the last week or so out here with these cells dropping rain only a couple of Km away from home here. Our time will come.
If I don't get back before, I wish a very happy and prosperous new year to all.