Sunday, January 30, 2011
30 January 2011- Apparently clove oil is a great way to kill mould. Bleach just bleaches it, it doesn't kill. Our house has mould infiltrating all over the place (a month or two of rain creates many opportunities). UNfortunately, Most places in Brisbane that stock clove oil have mysteriously run out. Well not so mysteriously, a lot of people are cleaning up very damp houses. Our bottles were ordered online and arrived last week. A little bit of clove oil in some water, and we are good to go.
28 January 2011 A picture of Dylan. Not necessarily a decorating choice we would have made, but my mother and stepfather had 5 pictures they wanted to get rid of, so it was determined that they would be lotteried off to the kids. Each picture (of various rock greats) was numbered, then we all drew a number out of the hat. We got Dylan. I don't know that Greg was that impressed but at least we didn't get Zappa!
27 January 2011- The alley next to my building has several cafes along it, and is very popular - especially now the closest food court has been shut due to flood damage. It's great not having to go far for lunch or coffee, but frustrating that there are so many people.
25 January 2011- These are the blocks that compose the main Post Office in Brisbane. I assume that the pock marks are deliberate, as they only occur in the bordered area of the block, but I don't know what the purpose is. They aren't a particular pattern. Or maybe they are the natural erosion, but only in the blocks? Since some have more protection than others, I don't think so.
24 January 2011- This is one of the "bullets" from a Nerf gun. They are apparently the toy to give at the moment. I obtained three when I did some pre-Christmas volunteering at the Salvos. They have decided not to pass these (or any other toy gun that isn't a water gun) as they promote violence. So volunteers are free to take them in exchange for a donation. The little ones I have are not too bad, but you can get automatic ones, and belt-fed bullets- insane. Anyway, Greg is highly entertained with this on accasion, and so we have Nerf bullets around the house. One lives on my desk at work, and serves as a frustration outlet and form of entertainment.
21 January 2011- My Christmas present finally arrived. A new Kindle! No thanks to Amazon's policy of prioritising domestic customers over their cashed up overseas customers. Anyway, in the days since I have taken this picture I have been able to appreciate an easily readable portable digi library of books.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
13 January 2011 - We went for a walk in the are of our suburb that flooded- this is one of the first places that started getting water, and of the last to lose it. It is a park with a creek that runs down to the river. The road just down from here flooded a bit and most of the businesses had sandbags out.
Friday, January 14, 2011
12 January 2010- A picture of the rising Brisbane River. I wasn't going to try to get really close, so this is a distance shot of an area that usually has a walking track. See all of the little wooden structures, they aren't meant to be half covered by the water...