So we were all systems go this end.
And it rained.
And the first lot coming from Brisbane couldn't get through because the highway was cut about 20mins from here.
Then the lot from Toowoomba couldn't get through.
Then the second lot from Brisbane who were bringing my uncle, who had flown down from Townsville as a surprise, couldn't get through.
Then the lot from Toowoomba rang to say the road was cut on the way back to Toowoomba, and they'd had to get accommodation in the little town half-way home.
Then we got a photo emailed of both lots from Brisbane because they'd had a party at a stop half-way back to Brisbane.
So Mum, Dad, my Beloved and I jumped in the car and did the flood tour of the town we live in. Some bridges that I've never seen under are under, and it's very likely the main bridge into town will go under tonight or tomorrow when the water from up-stream gets here.
Then we got home and my Beloved was looking for his shovel to shift a tree that is not happy in our backyard and he found a little situation:-
This is our house. We are built on a slope, so the garage is downstairs at the back, but the front is not full head-height.
This means that there's a space under the front part of the house which is not built in. My Beloved has been very clever and put drainage channels to stop the water getting in under the house.
My Beloved dug a ditch to let the water out. The LBD 'helped'.
And this is part of the culprit. The ground is so sopping wet that we have springs developing in the cutting under the house. There were a number of spots leaking.