It’s been 18 weeks since the Brisbane floods filled the basement carpark in my apartment building and the lift was damaged.

The email has just arrived to say the lift is finally working again and I no longer need to go up/down 97 steps in the fire stairwell to get to my apartment on the fifth floor.

This is probably the second most exciting thing to happen so far this year.

The most exciting is that the bin chute is also back and I no longer have to carry my rubbish bag down 97 steps!