Two years ago the drought and dryness made Victorian country crispy brown. The warnings, the heat, and then the wind leading into Black Saturday were so extreme and uncontrollable. This year we have experience the cyclone and as I write Melbourne is under flash flood conditions. Roads closed, power and lights out and the Elwood Canal broken its banks, drains blocked my storage flooded. So on the second anniversary of the fires I am sweeping up water and dirt moving wet cupboards clothes and plastic boxes. Then the beds 2 mattresses a bed base so heavy although only the bottom 6 inches or so were wet. Pillows bedding all musty and needing airing. A 2 hour job which ended up taking five hour with the help of dear friends and not finished.