OPINION: We all love to dance to the rain

WHEN you are born in Grafton and experience three floods before the age of three, you are bound to have a fascination with rain.

And so it has been all my life.

As a child I would love to watch the storms approach from my bedroom window.

Then as the raindrops thundered into the panes I would sit and daydream.

When I got a little older I would even put on the Speedos and go racing down the street in the pouring rain on my bike.

(You'll be pleased to know I have long grown out of that habit).

These memories and more came back to me as I watched the staff at the QT office stand at our front windows yesterday watching the approaching storm.

Of course it can only take a few days of rain for us all to wish it good riddance, but there is something special about rain, especially when we have had a prolonged dry spell.

It doesn't seem that long ago when we all received egg timers for our showers and constant letters telling us how to save water.

Like many others I was even taking a bucket into the shower to reuse the water in the garden.

Those dry times were tough but they did teach us all a valuable lesson and many of us are now water wise because of it.

It still puzzles me why my water bill is so high when I continue to be careful with my water usage.

I shudder to think how much I would be charged if did start turning the taps on again more often.



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