Tuesday, February 1, 2011


So this week is the first time I've been able to throw down my broom and spade and it feels oh so good! The floods - what a start to the year! The photo above is our business about half an hour before the biggest king tide peaked in Brisbane, and we had just finished sandbagging with the help of so many amazing people who wandered in off the street armed with spades, buckets, gurneys, brooms and offered their help to us. To all of those people, many of whom formed a human sandbagging chain to help out, Wallrocks want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!! The floods brought out a wonderful side of human nature, and on the scale that it was, one you probably only see once in a lifetime. Without your help our business would not have faired so well. The day before the floods hit, we were warned by the council that we were likely to flood and fortunately got all our stock 4m up from ground level. If you've ever moved house, triple this by 100 and that was what this day was like. It was so fortunate that we erred on the side of caution, because despite our best efforts to stem the tide, (by cutting down one of our internal walls and using it as a barricade at the front of the shop), the people who built our building originally in their wisdom added an internal storm water drain, which not surprisingly backed up when the river overflowed.

Suffice to say, we had water through our showroom. However we really can't complain, compared to many others we were incredibly fortunate as all our stock was safe. It's now just the long process of rebuilding walls and bringing stock back downstairs.

To all our clients and friends who suffered in the floods our hearts are with you.

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