Torrential downpour over the Australia Day long weekend led to my office being flooded (again!). Figuring that I had only just got my equipment replaced from the last flood incident, and I might become stranded at uni if I worked there this week, I decided to pack everything up and work from home.
So that's one of the huge bonuses of being a self-managed PhD student: you don't have to get special permission to take my computer and work from home. You can decide what's going to work best for you, and what will be the most efficient use of your time, and act on that.
My only other problem is that my crocodile and fish decay experiment is situated about 20 m from the Brisbane River, but thankfully it is about 5 m above the current river height. Given that the current flood level predictions don't show that area being inundated, that the river height is only going to be half what it was in 2011, and that same area didn't go under in 2011, I figured the experiment was safe. Not that there is much I can do: I can't move anything because it's a.) too heavy, and b.) would affect my results. So now I just have to sit and wait it out.
To my fellow Brisbanites: don't drive anywhere unless you absolutely have to, consider working from home (if you can), maybe take annual leave if you can afford too, and please stay safe!
Courtesy of the Brisbane City Council.