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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #225 on: March 30, 2019, 08:01:53 AM »
update...
The back dam is only a foot from full and going over.
The front one will take another 2 feet yet.

"We'll all be rooned, said Hanrahan" ;D

So what happens when they top - you start getting wet feet, or is there a creek to take the overflow away ???
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #226 on: March 30, 2019, 09:43:50 AM »
"We'll all be rooned, said Hanrahan" ;D

So what happens when they top - you start getting wet feet, or is there a creek to take the overflow away ???

That's when he wishes he made them bigger when they were dry!

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #227 on: March 30, 2019, 10:55:08 AM »
The back one just runs down the yard.... nowhere near the house.
The front one feeds the water channel next door that runs into Atkinson's Dam that we back onto.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #228 on: March 31, 2019, 06:49:18 AM »
A refreshing 12.5 degrees this morning.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #229 on: March 31, 2019, 07:01:29 AM »
A refreshing 12.5 degrees this morning.

Great isn't it
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #230 on: March 31, 2019, 01:54:11 PM »
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #231 on: March 31, 2019, 04:53:33 PM »
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D
my daughter was still swimming in a mates pool today though, so the cool morning gave way to a cracking day. I was high pressure washing corrugated iron before, was refreshing getting wet from the spray.  8)
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #232 on: April 01, 2019, 07:29:08 AM »
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D

Then last night we actually pulled the bedspread up!
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #233 on: April 01, 2019, 11:39:56 AM »
Then last night we actually pulled the bedspread up!
heard my misses get up early this morning to retrieve the doona i’d kicked off the bed onto the floor during the night...was nice of her to do that, I was getting cool by then...lol
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #234 on: April 01, 2019, 12:40:51 PM »
Autumn at its best, beautiful days and cool nights. Perfect camping weather, if only I had some trips planned  :'(

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #235 on: April 02, 2019, 09:44:36 AM »
Autumn at its best, beautiful days and cool nights. Perfect camping weather, if only I had some trips planned  :'(
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #236 on: April 02, 2019, 10:21:25 AM »
More rain on the sunshine coast and i wanted to go fishing today....... annoying rain.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #237 on: April 02, 2019, 11:18:12 AM »
More rain on the sunshine coast and i wanted to go fishing today....... annoying rain.
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #238 on: April 02, 2019, 12:25:18 PM »
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m

Thats what i reckon and i wanted to get out of the house today tho might aswell not now for another 2 weeks because deliverys for camera stuff.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #239 on: April 02, 2019, 01:41:27 PM »
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m
Nothing today.
Nothing yesterday.
Nothing day before
4mm day before that.
6mm day before that.

Laid 50m of plumbing in the ground.
Redid the overflows on the water tanks.
Built a 10m2 deck and half done the handrails in the last 5 days.
Will probably mix up a couple of wheel barrows of concrete and install the stairs up to the deck this afternoon.

No shortage of Sunshine in this part of the Sunshine Coast. ;)

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #240 on: April 02, 2019, 02:02:16 PM »
Nothing today.
Nothing yesterday.
Nothing day before
4mm day before that.
6mm day before that.

Laid 50m of plumbing in the ground.
Redid the overflows on the water tanks.
Built a 10m2 deck and half done the handrails in the last 5 days.
Will probably mix up a couple of wheel barrows of concrete and install the stairs up to the deck this afternoon.

No shortage of Sunshine in this part of the Sunshine Coast. ;)

you must not be down near caloundra cause its been patchy today
nothing yesterday that i know off

radar shows some more comming


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #241 on: April 02, 2019, 02:16:46 PM »
We got  " P*ss Off " rain, Just start to get something done and down it comes, Heavy at times then gone ... Just when you think its ok to start work in comes another shower to wet everything ..   Thinking I need a shed  ..  Might have to put a tent up over the project in the front yard . ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #242 on: September 05, 2019, 04:15:27 PM »
Keep an eye out on local conditions if you’re heading out camping tomorrow.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued at 1:42 pm EST on Thursday 5 September 2019.
Weather Situation

Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings are forecast to affect southern, southeast and central Queensland on Friday. Locally Catastrophic fire danger ratings are also possible across isolated parts of the southern interior of the state.

Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to bring hot, dry conditions across the warning area on Friday. A fresh and gusty southwesterly wind change is expected to move across the southern interior of the state during Friday afternoon and evening.
For Friday 6 September:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast



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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #243 on: September 05, 2019, 04:54:57 PM »
I gave our firefighters pump on the dam a tune up yesterday because of the fire danger.

Was popping and farting and getting hard to start.

Back to one pull and its squirting again.
When ya on acreage, it pays to  be able to keep a fire at bay if ya can.

One knucklehead can start so much happening in a flash.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #244 on: September 05, 2019, 06:13:39 PM »
Keep an eye out on local conditions if you’re heading out camping tomorrow.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued at 1:42 pm EST on Thursday 5 September 2019.
Weather Situation

Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings are forecast to affect southern, southeast and central Queensland on Friday. Locally Catastrophic fire danger ratings are also possible across isolated parts of the southern interior of the state.

Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to bring hot, dry conditions across the warning area on Friday. A fresh and gusty southwesterly wind change is expected to move across the southern interior of the state during Friday afternoon and evening.
For Friday 6 September:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast




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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #245 on: September 06, 2019, 05:55:00 AM »
We were booked for ocean beach on Bribie from this Sat to Wed but that's been canned by Parks. I can't say I blame them.

Sounds like a win, the issue with booking somewhere like there is that the weather can turn to crap but you have already paid up. If the weather is crap (too blowy) then they might have done you a favour.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #246 on: September 06, 2019, 05:58:57 AM »
Something like $6 per night per person there, not a big issue. Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #247 on: September 06, 2019, 06:06:41 AM »
Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

Didn't know that, that's pretty good then

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #248 on: September 06, 2019, 06:24:11 AM »
I assumed there’d be jack all left to burn on bribie after those last fires.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #249 on: September 06, 2019, 09:30:34 AM »
Something like $6 per night per person there, not a big issue. Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

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But it costs $250+ for annual beach permit so you need to figure that in.
$6 for the site is almost too good a deal. You generally need to book weeks in advance but when you get there you often see several empty sites....so maybe people just book them so they have the option to go but forfeit $6 at most if they choose not to.


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