Friday, 16 January 2009

I HATE SUMMER!!!!

I know that my Mother always taught me never to use the word hate, but this has to be an exception. Yesterday the temperature hit 43.5C (110F) and it was windy. We took refuge inside the house for the entire day, but even the air-conditioning struggled to keep the house cool. Bush fires sprang up all over the place, with one not too far from where we live, burning sheds, machinery and vehicles.

Thankfully a southerly change came through late last night dropping the temperature significantly and bringing a tiny amount of rain. We had about 15 minutes of rain, which wasn't much, but given that we haven't had rain for several weeks, it was welcome.

The good news is, as the house was air-conditioned all day, I was able to get a whole lot of stitching done. I finished my Lizzie Kate exchange and made an excellent start on my Prairie Schooler exchange. Unfortunately I can't show any photos yet, but it shouldn't be too long.

15 comments:

Mylene said...

Sorry to hear about the high temperature and quite sacry to hear about bush fire, hope you are safe. Take care.

Mama Joan said...

Not sure which is worse, the hot or the cold. Here in Minnesota right now it is -21 degrees. It seems it's either very cold or it is snowing. I am quite tired of the cold and snow here, and all the hours of darkness.

Happy Stitching:)

Beatrice said...

Wow here we are complaining about the COLD and you have extreme HEAT. Go figure, we are never happy...lol.
Try and stay cool and I hope those fires stay away!

Michelle said...

Stay cool!! I hope you have a weather change soon..

Looking forward to seeing some pictures.

Michelle

Chiloe said...

Staying cool with this kind of weather is hard ....

Laura said...

I can totally relate to this post even though it is winter here. I am from the desert, and even now where I live in Texas it occasionally get up to these temps in the summer. July and August are a long, long drag and I usually don't feel like stitching in the heat.

Melissa said...

I can totally relate too. Come July and August, all i want is fall and winter to come. Now that it's winter (& one of the coldest ever in history) I can't wait for July and August. Thank heavens for air conditioning.

Lelia said...

Oh, heat is really difficult to deal with -- here, we just got thru a major cold spell. today it is snowing buckets and buckets.

Margit said...

Oh Lord, I hope that those fires will stay away from you!

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the finishes--I'm looking forward to seeing them! I hear you on not being able to stitch in the heat. I don't know of any homes in Ireland that have air conditioning, and on the rare times that it's hot, I can't stitch at all. Thank God for AC!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by and as always, your sweet comments..

I hope you are staying cool!

Michelle

P.S. My next post will be stitching-related! :)

Nicola said...

Oh I do sympathize with you Suzanne, I hate hot and humid too! Temperatures get don't get as high here in the U.K. as yours do, but it can still get quite humid, which I find quite uncomfortable at times. Think I'd rather be cold! Look forward to seeing your finishes!

samplerlover said...

Hi Suzanne,
That's funny, I was just about to pay you a visit.
I have to travel down to Penrith in an hour. Not looking forward to it. It is bad enough up here.
The last couple of days I have been getting around with a wet face washer around my neck to keep cool. Don't know how many times I had to rewet it. It certainly got a work out while I was sewing.
It's an interesting question on what you would take with you in an emergency. I know the last couple of big fires we had up here I had things at the front door ready to go. The one around 93-94 was a big one. I had the car packed with clothes etc. My husband told me to put some of my good needlework in the car in case we had to sell it LOL. But I have a lot more now.
Did the fire on Wednesday at Mitchells Pass affect you. I was listening to my DH's scanner which is on the RFS wave length. Some goose set a car alight which started that one. I ones last week was a good one. They used a lot of crews from the Mountains to help.
I think Sunday will be a little bit cooler, so hopefully you will have a lovely trip up the mountains. I think my DH is playing golf, so I will be housebound unfortunately.
Have a lovely weekend and also enjoy Australia Day - Sandra.

Von said...

I'm quite familiar with heat waves such as this one you've experienced. I just have to be thankful for air conditioning to make it bearable! Currently I'm thankful for a working furnace. :D

elenamac said...

I love summer and i hate winter, here it's cold around zero or less some days!! BRRRRRRRRRR
I really wish to be in Downunder!!!LOL

love
elena