Friday, 30 January 2009

Escaping The Heat

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For the first time ever, we've had cooling going all night. We had cooling in the house we lived in 6 years ago and we never had it going all night before. Such is our heatwave. I decided this morning it's a worrisome state of affairs when you think 37C is looking like a cool change. Dh's brother is right ~ it's easier to get warm when it's really cold. He's just flown in from snowy Colorado! Poor man.

I also experienced a moment of concern when I detected a hint of smoke in the air. Having checked the CFA incident site I think it's either come from a small fire down the hill or drifted in from Gippsland.

So today in my quest to avoid overheating I am going to make icy poles for the kids. If we still have some, it might just be made from cordial. Otherwise I'll buy some juice or something to make them with. We have some friends coming to share our cool home so we'll have sandwiches for the kids and salads for the Mum's. I need to run up the street and grab a couple of things so I'd better get going and do that before Dh leaves for work.

If you're in Adelaide or Melbourne, make sure you find somewhere cool to be. Be it a pool, or someone elses home, or a shopping centre. Drink lots and be sensible.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

My parents, who live in Kentucky, are covered in ice. I think they'd enjoy your heatwave right about now!

We run the air conditioning all night during July and August. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love the coolness, but I hate not being able to hear all the summer night sounds.

Stay cool!


Tracy said...

Our nights, although warm, are usually sufficiently comfortable with the ceiling fan in our room. This is a record for all time, the heat we're having now.

I've just stepped outside to farewell my friend....and came in really quickly afterwards!

Tracie said...

HI Tracy,
Have been thinking about all you guys in the southern states. We are complaining about the heat up here, but we don't have anything to complain about.

Stay cool and drink lots of water and suck on lots of icy poles. I hope it cools down soon for you.

Tracie xx