A great day on Wednesday because it was sunny again and did not rain until dinnertime!!! Yea! What a difference a little bit of break from the rain makes! Gave me time to work on the mildew and go out to lunch with a couple of friends and not get drenched!!!
Met a couple friends, Janette and Ann, in Townsville for lunch today and had a great time. So great as a matter of fact that our lunch turned into 4 hours!!!! Both of them are new to Townsville so I am trying to be their “ambassador” since everyone has been so nice to me about making sure I meet people and get acclimated. They are both getting settled in and it was great for me to be able to get to see them and to introduce them to each other since they are both living temporarily in units in town and can get together pretty easily. I did have a great time and it was nice to get out of the beach for a few hours.
Chris is off to the Herbert area today where all the flooding was and will be looking at the mills and going out with the canegrowers to see what the damage is at this point. I know that will be hard to see and hear. The rain has caused a lot of damage of course and the crops will be massively affected this year. We are going to hopefully make it to Mackay tomorrow—going to spend the night in Ayr tonight if all goes as planned so I need to get my act together and clean and get packed today. I think we will spend the weekend and celebrate Valentine’s Day that way!