Soaking rain. Soaking into the poor cracked bare earth that is our backyard. Soaking through all the broken branches and twigs and dried leaves that blew to the ground in all the wind earlier.

A big branch from a tree in our front yard fell on our power line at lunch time, Powercor were around to get it off within half an hour. A couple of weeks ago a tree in our backyard split in two and threatened the clothesline.

We’ve gotten out of all this pretty lightly and we’re very grateful. I just keep looking out the window again to check the rain is real. It even went into our tank.

After the Bloke climbed up and pulled all the broken twigs and leaves out of the way.