"As the rain bucketed down 10 days ago, residents of a nearby house in our
neighbourhood in the outskirts of Brisbane were woken by a loud cracking.
Their newly built home had begun slipping down the hill.
The phenomenal amount of rain that had already fallen had caused a landslip
that had destabilised the foundations, forcing them to evacuate in the darkness
to a shed on flatter ground.
It took two days to be able to make out the carnage — the white and cream home
usually in clear view across the valley from our back verandah was obscured by
the blinding rain.
When it finally eased, we could see the front stairs were gone, the front
house-poles splayed down the hill, and the right-hand side of the house was
slumped awkwardly, peering over the steep incline.
No doubt they'll need to pull the house down and start again."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics