Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sunday and Monday (yesterday) were sub-cyclonic in Brisbane -- with big winds and pouring rain. On Sunday evening, however, I just felt like fish 'n chips for dinner so went and got some. The best fish 'n chips place I know at the moment is out at Manly, near where Anne lives, so it is a 20 minute drive. I was one of the few on the road in the circumstances and I was nearly held up by some minor flooding across the road at one point. But I got there and took the fish back to Anne's place to share. I felt it was well worth the trip through the heavy weather.
And yesterday (Mon.) I woke up at 9am to find that the power was out. I attempted to carry on blogging using my battery-powered netbook but the wireless dongle failed after only about half an hour. I was rather displeased to find that my backup system had failed too. But that's Telstra for you.
Anyway, I had a backlog of work I wanted to do on my geneology files so I got on with that for the rest of the morning. The eventual product is now online here.
When afternoon had arrived with no restoration of power, I rang Jenny to see whether she had power, She did so I went over there to do a bit of catching up on her computer.
Around 4:30, however, I went home to see if my own power had come on. It had not. But it did come on about 5pm so I caught up with a few things then.
Jenny had however invited me over for a dinner of chicken curry, which I was very pleased to accept. So I went back to her place about 6pm and had an exceptionally good curry. So I drove through heavy weather twice yesterday. There was not much else on the road. But good dinners are worth some trouble, I think.