Friday, August 31, 2007

Damage Report

Well, our house is all in one piece which is good. We did sustain a little bit of damage from the winds yesterday. We lost our back screen door. I'm still scratching my head about how that got blown from our back door. Our TV aerial is now on the ground and we're not sure how "fixable" it's going to be. DH's new gate got ripped from it's hinges and some sheets of iron for our garden shed (that hasn't been put up yet) have been damaged. DH is a bit cross about that as he put extra heavy weights on them and they still got blown away. Never mind, most of it is just "annoying" rather than life altering.

Temperatures got to about 30C here yesterday. Unreal for August!!!

However we did get a whole 2mm of RAIN last night. :-) Not much but anything is better than nothing right now. Hopefully that soothed our poor dried out crops a little bit. DH would have liked 10mm but like I said, anything is better than nothing right now.

You don't have to drive very far from our place to see crops that are pretty much dead. Others have already cut their crops for hay - hopeful that they'll get at least some income from them. :-( It's really sad. I don't know what the future holds for some of those farmers. I think we're in for interesting times ahead.


Anonymous said...

Keep your chin up Jodi! It must be so hard for you guys but it sure sounds like you two make a great team!


emma.jean said...

What a bugger Jodi. Haven't seen / read any news lately but was talking to my dad lately as I was picking up the boys from school and told him it was really windy and he said there'd been big winds travelling across SA.

Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I am glad your house is all right, but the other damage sounds terrible. The weather really is weird these days, isn't it?

Kelley said...

Hey Gorgeous :)

Looks like we have your wind here today. Glad to hear that you haven't sustained too much damage. I nearly got blown over today it was so strong.
As for the rain I will try and send some your way!


lightening said...

Kelley - hope you don't get any damage. Rain would be good (even though sending it from your way would be backwards lol). :-)

DH did some fix-it jobs today. Now we have TV that's not snowy (new aerial) and a gate that opens and shuts again. So it's all good.