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This one’s for sunshine

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During recent years I have maintained a habit of taking time out
every day just to be thankful for the blessings I have in this life.
Occasionally I will share one with you.

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Golden gumboot at Tully

Most Australians are probably unaware that there is a tiny part of this dry continent which receives an average annual rainfall well in excess of 150 inches.  The coastal towns of Babinda and Tully bicker and snort at each other every year in their race for statistical rainfall superiority.

Mrs GOF and I live high up on the mountainside behind these two towns taking the full brunt of the powerful moisture-laden south-easterly trade winds after their trajectory across the Tasman and Coral Seas.
Because of the altitude and geographic location we would win hands down if ever a ‘miserableness factor” was applied to rainfall figures.

I never look forward to April, May and June. The blowing fog and heavy drizzle is relentless….day and night….. on average for 25 days per month, and unlike the coastal towns we never even get glimpses of the sun during these days.

For only the second time in 30 years this April has been different.  Whilst we have still received our average 500mm (20″) of rain, it all fell during 6 days, and for the remainder of the time GOF’s Paradise looked something like this;

The mansion

Not a neighbour in sight...in any direction

Pathway down to the "office"

One half of my "office"

The other half

Note to the teachers

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Please excuse GOF from his normal class attendance at the Vox School of Life Studies because;

                                                               and constant

                                                                       mean that the

                                                  
put very little into the storage

                                                          
which causes the

                                                                    to tell the

                                                           to cut off all power to the

and everything else in the house when it detects a voltage lower than 11.9.

Thank you for your understanding.

P.S.  Gof's Paradise January 2010 rainfall;   910 mm (36 inches) with 27 wet days.

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