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The big storm

Friday, February 01, 2013

We had an eventful week after the big storm created by ex tropical cyclone Oswald, but not as bad as Bundaberg and Rockhampton. We live high on the hills in the Gold Coast hinterland and we had no damage, but we lost power, cells and landline for 38hs.
We had a genertor and gas ring but it got very worrying. Not even close to the
poor people that got flooded, but bad enough for my anxiety. There a lot of people still with no power or phones.
All is well now, but we had another storm last night and the fear of losing power reappeared.
I'm only a month away from my trip to Buenos Aires to see my family, and I'm already getting nightmares about the flight and being there. Trying desperately to live in the present and using mindfulness. Increased my antidep to a medium dose not full, i need all the help i can get.

Many thanks to all the wonderful people that left encouraging messages in my last blog. Will start tracking again today.
Claudia
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  • GRNDMOM43
    Stay safe my friend. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for the upcoming visit. emoticon
    1319 days ago
  • OPALMOON
    Hi Claudia,
    I hope everything has been restored now, and that you are able to manage your anxiety about the coming trip. Sometimes we just need to make use of medication so I think that is a good idea.
    Take care and all the best for the trip if we don't hear from you before you head off.
    Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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    1322 days ago
  • HLTHAPPINESS4C
    emoticon m emoticon emoticon Will keep you in my prayers.
    1325 days ago
  • FRANKLY5
    Claudia,
    Have a wonderful trip. What is the country where you live?
    1329 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    Sorry to hear you lost power. I was one of the
    lucky ones. Sunday night was pretty scary. My
    friend one street over had no power for 2 days.
    I'm glad taht we are seeing the sun shine again.
    We take so many things for granted. Just try
    to relax and as Susie says, think of catching up
    with your family and the fun you will have.
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    1331 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Hi Claudia . So sorry you had problems with essential services ..
    Isn't it amazing how much we rely on them?
    You did right to increase your meds .. you need to stay calm ..
    Think of the lovely time you will have with your family very soon ..
    Love and hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1332 days ago
  • MELLYBEANS0919
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    1332 days ago
  • RUTHXG
    Whew--glad you survived that storm without serious harm to you or the kitties! The crazy weather that is becoming so common IS cause for concern, both in the moment & as we look at the larger picture. Calling for radical policy/energy changes in order to avert worse climate change is one of the most important things we can do, I think.

    Here's to peace & safety & tranquillity as you prepare for the BA trip next month. emoticon
    1332 days ago
  • MARJORIEWRIGHT
    Hope everything gets better.
    1332 days ago
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