Monday, February 2, 2009

We Made It

We made it through the heat! It gets hot here, you do expect a few days over 40C each summer but we have never had temperatures like last week before. 45C is way too hot. The train lines buckled, the electricity grid overloaded and many homes were without power and bush fires burnt across the state. Thankfully there weren't any fires near us. We do have family in Mirboo North where the fires where but they are safe.

It was 37C on Saturday - a cool change. Its ridiculous when you think of 37C (100F) as a cool change. Sunday was even better, 34C. We opened up the house and cooled things down. We got quite excited to feel the cool breeze blow through the house. This morning it is only 22C inside and it feels like heaven.

For those in Adelaide still suffering from the heat, I fully sympathize. The cool change when it finally does come is wonderful.

Today is a special day in our household as our first born turns 19 today. I can't believe time has flown so quickly. I got up a bit earlier than usual and made him pancakes for breakfast before he went to work and made sure there were leftovers for snacks later. He loves his pancakes. Tonight he has requested homemade icecream for deserts.

Happy birthday son, have a great day. You're only 19 once and its an exciting time with so many possibilities.

Today is also back to school day for our daughter. For the first time ever it is just her going to school, her brother finished last year. Its a big year for her this year, year 12.

Enjoy the rest of your day, what ever it may bring,


Update: It rained! The thunder and lightening came and down poured the rain! It was exciting, the gutters overflowed and the water tanks received a very welcome top up.

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