No matter where you are reading this, your news service has probably informed you about what's left of Cyclone Oswald and its effects on the eastern coast of Australia.
Here in Brisbane, the sun is shining now, and we've had one flood peak with another to come. This flood is not as bad for us here as the last one in 2011 and we personally have no worries about being inundated.
This time, rather than falling in the dams and river catchment areas, a lot more rain was dumped locally and we have a wall which sprang a leak in one room. (Still not sure exactly what the problem is).
Luckily for me, the room is not my studio, but no so luckily for my husband, it is his music studio. The carpet, which was absolutely sodden is filling our place with its stench, as it begins to dry. The feet and lower shelves of his many bookcases were also soaked. Not being family heirlooms, but modern chipboard pieces, they are bloating and warping. But happily, there are no losses of things he really cared about, like vintage or newer guitars, guitar effects, or any of those mysterious boxes with all those knobs for a-twiddlin'.
|Example of box with knobs for a-twiddling|
So all-in-all, apart from the smell, there isn't much to complain about. Normal art/book-related posts resuming soon!
P.S. Did I mention the smell?