...you wake up in the morning only to discover that your house has turned into an island overnight.
We had heavy thunderstorms over the weekend, about 300mm of rain on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
All four of the storm drains around my house had decided to clog up simultaneously during the night, a stream of water was gushing down the hillside and outside my living room the lawn^Wlake was 25cm deep.
I got the drains unclogged with the garden hose and some patience, to be rewarded with a cold soaking in the process. The rest of the day was about as lousy, with a little less rain but still depressing weather.
Today: another rainy arvo, with another 100mm or rainfall in this area.