I have been lucky, and am like a fair few Brisbanites who either live on a hill, or live far enough away from the river (north or south) to have escaped its deluge.
removing all that river mud, the destroyed belongings and buildings, and then the reconstruction... getting things 'back to normal'.
And will there ever be a "normal" again?
While this natural disaster and its consequences are distressing and overwhelming at times, it is also rewarding to see so many people assist and support each other throughout this time.
And while it will not be easy in the weeks and months and years ahead, our passion, enthusiasm and dedication to helping each other move forward will continue.
"This is about of the rebuilding of lives. I want to make sure each pothole, each home, each life is going to be rebuilt." - Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Thanks to Aaron Sparshott, Jon Haysom and Paul Sickling for some of these photos.