|Here I am in the Endoscopy Room
looking a bit dazed after "heavy sedation"
Brisbane was badly flooded on 12th January.
These Brisbanites sure have an unusual way of waking a person in the morning - at 7am each day I was gently awakened as the motorhome was driven (with me still in bed) about 100 metres up their driveway to park gracefully in the street! (Because of the flood damage a team of tilers were working on the ground floor rooms and so the bus had to be parked outside during the day.)
That's one way to make sure I get up early anyway!!
This photo was taken by Mike during the floods and below is a photo I took from nearly the same location this week - as you can see their swimming pool has completely disappeared and the house next door has water up to the roof level (it's a single storey house, fortunately Mike & Joan's house is 2 storey).
The pool needed a new pump and filter and was re-filled only the day I arrived.
Driving around the local area with Joan one day I at first thought that there wasn't too much damage, then Joan started pointing out how high the flood level had been and then I started noticing the eerily empty houses with their doors and windows wide open in an attempt to dry them out.........
I was just looking at a very good blog article on the affect, especially on children, of the flood, you might like to look at it as well