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  1. #7651
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Well the weather reports were spot on. It has been raining persistently ever since my last post. We have only risked one ride in the last 6 days and even then we had to hide under a picnic shelter for 10 minutes to avoid a sudden shower. But at least it hasn't been cold and any rain is welcome in winter.
    About 30 minutes after I posted this a huge storm came through Perth and dropped torrential rain all over the city. My wife, daughter and her partner have had to go to my sons workshop and office as it has flooded. His employees rang up requesting help as my son is currently about 2,000 km north of Perth on a short 4WD holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Gray and drizzly. You'd think it was June or something!
    And of course, after I posted, it got nice in the afternoon.
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    One of the hottest days here today - 111F (43.8C), record is 113F. Air conditioner still working, running constantly, but couldn’t quite keep up (I keep it set to 76F but it went up a degree to 77F). Still very comfortable with a fan, though. Should be a few degrees cooler tomorrow. Staying fairly warm at night, only getting down to low 70s in early morning. It’s expected to get more reasonable later in the week, with nights getting down to mid 50s.

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  5. #7655
    Clear skies and what to do, been waiting a couple of hours for the sun to come up.
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  6. #7656
    Since it is likely to rain tomorrow I did a little work in the garden, my hands right now smell of beer because I used some to to set some slug and snail traps, hopefully the bunnirs won't get into it.
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  7. #7657
    Overcast and waiting for it rain, the next few days suppose to be like that probably not going to cutting any wood.
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  8. #7658
    For some reason i decided to go to bed at 9 just after Jeopardy. About midnight I woke up and after af ew minutes the power went out. Went back to bed and rested a couple more hours and eventually decided to get the tablet and read some and got the cell phone when I remembered that there were some podcast that haven't listened to yet. Sat in the living room watching distant lighting bolts flash and light up the sky. The power is now on, time for a snack, grab the recharger for the tablet, and a pen and the paper tablet that I was writing notes on.
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    We are very lucky to have escaped extreme rain and floods. Only damage for us appears to be a torn gazebo fabric. I haven't done a complete inspection yet, but we've never had water in the basement before so I suppose it's still dry. Garage idem.

    Other places in Belgium have multiple deaths, 4 meter floods, brick houses gone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    We are very lucky to have escaped extreme rain and floods. Only damage for us appears to be a torn gazebo fabric. I haven't done a complete inspection yet, but we've never had water in the basement before so I suppose it's still dry. Garage idem.

    Other places in Belgium have multiple deaths, 4 meter floods, brick houses gone...
    I was wondering if you'd report on this. Lucky indeed - the pictures I've seen of it are scary.

  11. #7661
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    We are very lucky to have escaped extreme rain and floods. Only damage for us appears to be a torn gazebo fabric. I haven't done a complete inspection yet, but we've never had water in the basement before so I suppose it's still dry. Garage idem.

    Other places in Belgium have multiple deaths, 4 meter floods, brick houses gone...
    Just watching the coverage on the news, good to hear you are all right.
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    We live high and dry. On very sandy soil. And our garden is a bit lower than supposed to compared to the house, so even a local small flood would avoid the house.

    My neighbour has a wooden floor in his basement. That's how dry we live. It makes gardening hard, but I'll take it over floods.
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    I was also watching the coverage on the news services and it does look to have been really horrendous. Like the Backroad Astronomer I am pleased to hear that you are ok.

  14. #7664
    Sunny with some fair weather clouds, going to muggy again, either its a sunny day or a day chance or thundershowers going into next week. The garden is loving it already got enough raspberries for a batch of jam and almost got for another. Right now for some reason focused on setting up a home office area in my home.
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    Final damage report:
    -no water in the detached garage. Good!
    -gazebo fabric is completely destroyed. Not sure if we can buy a new one.
    -a small part of the walkway around the house got washed out, creating a hole to an air vent of the basement (crawl space). So now a large part of the basement has about 1-2cm of water in it. All in all quite a lot of water, but not something I can pump out. So I'll just wait and see if it dries out on its own. I'll have to pour a small bit of concrete to fill the hole.
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    Do you have a shop-vac, or some such? You can use it to suck the water up, after first removing the filter and emptying the cannister. Or absorb it in old towels and wring them out repeatedly. Just about anything seems better than leaving it there to evaporate and get everything in the place damp and moldy.
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    The part of the crawl space with the "flooding" is far away from the entrance; the idea of getting rid of that amount of water with towels gives me a double hernia. A shop vac could help, but I don't have one.

    Mind that the floor slab, walls and ceiling are all concrete so there is no wood that can get ruined by the water.

    I'll give it a week and see if the water has significantly reduced or not. If not, I'll try to find a shop vac.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

  18. #7668
    Well cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder showers for the next couple of days. Friday and Saturday it gets sunny which is good because that is when the auction company returns. Right now there is air advisory because of the smoke form the fires further west.
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    Today was the first day with even a few hours of pleasant weather for nearly 3 weeks. The days have been consistently cloudy and rainy with a fair bit of rain. In fact this has been the wettest July for around 20 years. Even so the level in the dams has only increased by 2 % and they are still only just under 50 % full.

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    Hazy.
    i'm not sure if it's just the atmospheric conditions or the fires in British Columbia.
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    There is a mysterious object in the sky, the movement of the clouds uncovered it and there are blue patches in the sky. Already mowed the lawn and the auction company called and they need me for the next couple of days.
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    I've just closed the hole to the basement with mortar. I hope the mortar dries out enough by tomorrow, as lots of rain are predicted for the next 5 days.

    The water in the basement meanwhile is drying out at a nice pace, so no worries on that front. It would be a pity if it were to flood again of course.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

  23. #7673
    About 28 C and spent most of the working at a auction and packing up afterwards which meant me running around form an air conditioner room to a hot box of a back of a truck carrying chairs, boxes, a marble table top and pushing a snow blower. I think I am a bit dehydrated, so the rest of day is recovery.
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  24. #7674
    More rain today, and a few days of sun starting tomorrow.
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  25. #7675
    Foggy and rainy, so foggy an hour ago I couldn't see the house about 120 meters away.
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    About 20 C, sunny not a cloud in sky, doing some reading out in the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    About 20 C, sunny not a cloud in sky, doing some reading out in the sun.
    Plus since it was going to rain tonight and tomorrow, had to get the gator back under cover because someone got it out and the battery wore out. The tiller had to go back in the woodshed, along with the filing cabinet project. Then there is of course the daily check of the mailbox, Then planting a fourth planting of beans and racking up some of the potatoes and laundry.
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    Absolutely miserable weather for the entire month of July. Lots of rain (close to the second wettest one on record), strong winds and cloudy skies. We have only been able to manage 2 or 3 bicycle rides a week as I have no interest in riding in the rain. Despite all the rain our dams have still barely managed to get over 50% capacity even with 2 desalination plants in operation. But at least it is a little up on last years levels.

  29. #7679
    Sunny and in the 20's mostly outdoors today, either in a lawn chair with some books like yesterday or maybe I will get the lawn mower out, looks like scattered showers tomorrow.
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    Having reached the month of Fogust, I can barely see across the street.
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