Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Green intruders

Amidst the devastation of this weeks floods in Toowoomba and south-east Queensland, there are signs of life.  We awoke this morning to chorus of frogs as well as the usual birds in our garden.  This particular frog wasn't taking no for an answer as he (she?) crawled up the screen mesh on the outside of one of the windows of Kathy's new studio.  One can tell from the expression on its face that it has break and enter on its mind. An electrician friend of ours also has a tale to tell of the evil intent of green frogs.  Apparently they love crawling into the inverters of split system air-conditioners.  When they find a nice warm spot, preferably stretched across the circuit boards, they cause the electronics to be fried when the air-conditioner is switched on.  The electrician had recently had three call-outs for faulty air-conditioners.   Perhaps the frogs are doing their bit to slow global warming by their kamikazi action to take out the rising number of air-con. units across the nation.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by flooding - for some of the communities where our customers live on the Darling Downs, it is for the 2nd or 3rd time in as many weeks.  There are many sad stories, several tragic, like the one I read of this morning where a lady living at the bottom of the Toowoomba range, went back into her house as flood waters were rising to rescue her family photos.  Minutes later the whole house was swept away.

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