It just occurred to me yesterday that I haven’t left the station compound since 10th December. It is no wonder I feel a little down at this time of the year. This little extrovert is stuck here with just 2 other adults. Actually, I tell a lie. I have been to the dump. Twice!! That was a nice little outing. But apart from that it is usually just me and 3 kids, day in, day out. Thankfully this year Georgie is here so I do get to have Wine Time with another female. I think we are going to have a bit of girlie time today and watch Bad Mums, which I am looking forward to.
Now, why am I stuck here you may ask if you are new to Chardyland???!!! It is the wet season. Did you know we have 165km of dirt road? Not sure if I have ever mentioned that… but yes, indeed we do. The first 65km of that road is pretty ordinary and you can’t drive on it after rain. I think we have had around 5 inches of rain for December which is really nice. It was so lovely seeing all the rain fall around Christmas.
There is just one problem. Our car is still sitting here in the shed. Of course it is! We usually put it down on the bitumen at the start of December so we are right to drive away for holidays. I did say to Mr Chardy before Christmas “Do you think we should be getting the cars out???” …. Obviously it didn’t eventuate and I should have taken matters into my own hands and just sorted that shit out.
We do still have a little time up our sleeves. We are supposed to check into the Sunshine Coast on 14th January…. that gives us a few days for the road to dry out. I am not giving up hope. I don’t want to wish the rain away but a few dry days would be much appreciated or it will be #operationgetusout !!!
Now, because I realised I haven’t left the station in quite a while I asked Mr Chardy to take me down to have a look at the river in the buggy. This is the situation my friends…
It was so lovely sitting down there listening to the water running. Very soothing for the soul and a lovely little outing.
I know we are not the only people in this boat. Many people who live up here on these cattle stations face the same dilemma. Just ask my friend Flick (who has about 4 hours worth of dirt road, maybe more) … her son missed Christmas with them because they were trying to get him back in after being away on a school excursion. He missed Christmas… he is only 17. He managed to finally get home on the 27th December but that is a who other story.
So this is where we are at… rained in. It is pretty wet out and about. The only way to check on things or get out, at the moment, is in a plane or chopper.
Any plans for NYE? I am not going to lie… 2016 has been a bitch of a year and I will be quite happy to boot it right out of my life once an for all. But having said that, I guess I am just going to have to get used to sadness and grief… people are going to keep on dying aren’t they?!!! It is the one certainty in life, along with taxes. But come on – 2017 please be kinder to us all!
I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Thanks for your support throughout 2016, you all help keep me sane, I am not even kidding. Thanks for being a part of this little community we call Miss Chardy, I absolutely love chatting to you all. Thanks so much!!!!
Have a great night if you are partying on!
How are things looking at your place?
Had any rain? How much?
Do you have your car out, ready for holidays or are you stuck like us?
Happy to say goodbye to 2016? Yep, me too!