Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The day of the Dust Storm!

Dust Storm - Sydney

On Tuesday night my beauty sleep was rudely interrupted by horrendous winds slamming into the house - pretty scary stuff as doors were banging shut and things outside were sent racing across the ground and poor Mr Rooster on the weather station was sent flying over to the other side of the garden! I just couldn't sleep because of not only the noise but the worry of trees coming down and other things getting broken and flying away.
Anyway, come early morning as I opened one eye I thought why is it so yellow in the room - pulled back the curtains and opened the blinds to see a fog of red dust and the wind still raging. Turned on the TV to see the news and it seems we had been hit with a dust storm which was wide spread but was really bad in Sydney. Samantha (daughter) sent me this picture that she (she lives in Sydney) took early in the morning on her way to work and Simon (son) who lives near to Sydney phoned to say that when he got up in the early hours of the morning he thought he was on Mars!
I had to go and do the shoplifting that morning and it was really uncomfortable with the smell of dust in the nose all the time and my poor car looked like it had been on a rally in the desert! Things are much improved today but there is a lot of cleaning up to do as the dust has got every where inside and outside of the house, yuck!


customteddys said...

I heard about that on the news. What an eerie experience. I'm glad you are OK. Teddy hugs from Vicki

Bumpkin Hill said...

WOW, I heard about that on the BBC news, pretty scary being in the middle of it. I hope the dust has been cleared now, it must have got everywhere, thank goodness you were all ok.. What did your dogs make of it all?!! Hugs, Catherine xx