Written by a guest author, my wife…
Bill ventured into our backyard yesterday after Townsville had received close to 180mm of torrential rain in a day. Bill simply wanted to put the ladder away, but sunk into a muddy pit instead. One would think that his wife would have rushed to his aide, but no, she preferred to stay upstairs taking photos of the event as it unfolded.
His legs sank to his knees. As he attempted to get out of the hole he lost his shoes….just the typical Aussie thongs (flip-flops that is to our North Americans). He couldn’t manage to drag his feet up while still holding onto his shoes, so had to leave them behind.
To accompany Bill’s lost shoes and muddy experience, he has also been busy with a leaking house. With still being in construction / renovation stage, our house has had it’s fair share of leaks. Our builder has responded quickly which we are so grateful for. However, Bill has had to do lots of temporary fixing in between our builder getting to us. Obviously we aren’t the only house here in Townsvile that has been hit with all this rain.Tarps have gone up on, mopping is a regular occurrence as well as wiping and soaking up with loads of towels. Yes, we are tired of it, but also thankful that we have not been hit as the homes further down South have.
The photo on the left is where our major leaks are causing delays in us getting our house finished. The downstairs area that was to be sheeted, painted and floor coverings laid several weeks before Christmas. It really was a blessing (in disguise) that the rains came when they did otherwise we would have been fixing up leaks to already finished walls.
The rains come in heavy across our front veranda area, pool on the tiles and run back to the house, leaking down to what is to become our bedrooms.
Will keep you posted as always…..send Bill some new shoes if you think of it. He would think that was hilarious!!
This article was originally written on our web-site linked to the ministry that we work with. You can check it out in the news section at www.billandtamara.com.
Here are some other titles I considered for the article:
- Our Backyard ate Bill’s Thong
- My Backyard Ate My Shoe
- My Backyard Tried to Eat Me
Tamara’s original title was “When it Rains in Townsville“.