Rainy days have become boring and I was looking forward to them ending. I had to race out thismorning, dodging the raindrops, to fill up the poochies water buckets. I was hoping to have a dry patch to do some grass retardent work.
However, thisafternoon I arrived home to find a minor spoke in the works. After unloading a few things from the car and feeding the dogs a small afternoon treat (couple of bikkies each), I sat inside for a while, faffing on the computer. A bit later I went outside, it was about an hour after I arrived home.
Heard a funny noise. Unusual.
There's water spraying.... is it coming from the neighbour's place? No. It's my pump. Going like the clappers. Water squirting out of a split in the hose...I have no idea how long the pump has been going. Usually when I arrive home my first stop is the toilet. I went before I left work, so didn't go to the end of the house where the pump is and so didn't hear the pump going, or the water spraying. Danggit!
Don't know how much water has gone out of the tank or how long the pump was going... and didn't check, grass is a bit high near the back of the tank where I can look into it (with a torch) and see how low the water is, I had no shoes and no torch, it was still raining.
Didn't know that the local creek had been flooding until yesterday when I went into Ipswich and saw the "water over the road" signs, and heard people asking how to get to X without going through W as the road/bridge was flooded, and then today seeing the "final flood warning" alerts!
Now I'll have to fix the hose, cut out the split bit and join it - or check the whole thing, it's got a few bulges so I might need to replace it completely. Anyone need some old hose? (Handy for syphons!)