“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.”
~ Tony Hillerman
It’s crazy wet in the Northern Rivers right now. It has rained, and rained and rained, and more rain is coming.
Yesterday we moved the cows and baby calves from the river paddock to higher ground.
Not long after sunrise the internet went down. A few hours later the power went out.
Then the phone went. The creek had already come up the banks overnight. A friend had come to visit the night before and we were glad she didn’t stay – because her low van would not have made it over the flooded crossing.
But eventually we knew we wouldn’t either if we left it much longer. And I have doctors’ appointments and other important things next week that I can’t afford to miss by being stranded.
So we packed the truck and headed for the city.
This morning I’m sitting in a dry cosy city house with a working phone, power and internet.
The dogs are forlorn. And we’ll be in town for a few days at least.
But there’s an upside. Fast internet, and good coffee just up the road. So we’ll settle Nurse Bert on the couch for a nap, and take Cafe Dog for a quick latte and a bite.
Then I’m coming home to answer my mountain of emails and to get ready for Witch Camp, the fabulous own-pace online course which starts this weekend (or whenever you’re ready!)
Lots of love to all of you, Nicole xx