A quote of around $70,000 to lift our existing house to a height above flood level has left us with one less option. There's no way we consider the house is worth spending that amount of money on, especially considering its structural damage, in the form of buckling.
So, demolish and rebuilt here beside the river; or build on our six acre block? Those are our two options, at this point in time. Today, our location by the river is where I want to be. But time will tell!
People in Mitchell help one another: the February flood continues to demonstrate this fact. I feel humbled by the generosity of spirit shown by most people in this small outback community.
A few days ago I showed you a table on wheels that was covered in mud. Doug used high-pressure water to clean away most of the mud and I finished the task by hand. It's come up quite well.
Reflections in the late afternoon inspired me to capture the moment on my camera, and it's this image I'd like to share with you.