stuck at work half an hour past my normal working hour because ex-neighbourino's are stuck in traffic with my broom broom...
was interested to find this today on the news site about SAVING WATER...
Go you South Aussies, go!
It kind of doesn't surprise me though, considering we've been stuck at the bottom of the Murray for so long, with strange drought-like weather, and the cotton farmers in New South Wales using so much water.
I remember as kids bucketing the water from the bath onto the garden. My dad then bought a bigger water tank and linked up a couple pipes to the house... one to the laundry sink, and one to the bath, so we'd use less water.
I often talk about the issue with Daddio and his main point is 'well if they made all NEW houses have certain environmentally sound items in them, we wouldn't have so much of a problem'. At least in this way, people would learn to conserve water from day-dot. And in schools it needs to be taught in a way that kids will remember and want to learn the values of conserving water, energy and other elements of the environment.
There have been floods up in Queensland over the past 48 hours, and it occurs to me that people probably forget to do stuff like keep gutters clean and streets free of debris because it hasn't rained for so long...
Am off to America in exactly 20 days. Exciting, scary, and exciting again! I'll be in LA, Vegas, Colorado and New York. Mike-licious will be accompanying me on most of the journey and letting me stay in his new bachelor pad *meow*. I look forward to spending time with him, seeing the Yankees hopefully kick some butt, and going on the Sex + The City Bus Tour!!