Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cleaning up the mud after the Brisbane floods...

All over Queensland there are scenes like this. This is about one little house which has been our focus in the past few days but there are so many more all over the state. Thank you to everyone for their help everywhere.

We have started cleaning up the mud at my parents-in-law's house. It has been heartbreaking but everyone is safe.
This is looking across the Brisbane River. The submerged building is a boat club. You can see a yellow boat on the right way up high.
The water here is still way above the banks.

The mud left behind....


This was the lounge room...



And here's my husband and daughter working in one of the bedrooms.





Looking down the street - This was late after everyone had gone home. During the day the street had been full of cars, trucks and people. The next day saw the street even fuller as people cleaned their houses.


I want to thank everyone for their concerns and also all the quilters and bloggers who are rallying around to keep people in this crisis. My inlaws have got a lot of support and although starting over at nearly 80 years old is tough, there are so many other people in very needy circumstances. I can assure you that every bit of help is appreciated.

3 comments:

Robyn G. said...

Dear Lynda, I'm sorry to hear that your PIL house went under. I am happy they are safe and that you are there supporting them.
Must be an incredible thing to face.
Can't imagine.
I'm so happy to hear that their birdies survived...such good news!!
I'll be thinking of you xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lynda....what can you say.....it is all just so very sad...

Cardygirl said...

Thinking of you & your family.