Thursday, 29 December 2011

Hot Hot Hot

Up until a couple of days ago, we were experiencing some lovely weather.  Not too cold and not too hot.  In the last two days though, it has been like summer has finally realised it should be well and truly awake, so, to make up for it, the temperature has increased 10 degrees.  It has gone from a balmy 28 to 31 degrees C to breaking the thermometre at 40. 

Yeah 40 is not nice at the best of times but to have it suddenly knock on your door, it's like a wrecking ball hit you in the face when you open it.

I don't have a pool, the aircon spits and drops water after 5 minutes of use, our beaches seem inundated with sharks at the moment, and being school holidays means the local pool will be over run with unrully kids.  Therefore yesterday, around 6pm, the temperature gage sitting on 37 degrees, I donned my bathers, turned the hose, and enjoyed and old fashioned hose water fountain.  Even sprayed the dogs to keep them cool.  For the benefit of the water conscious who are currently gasping for air at the thought that I did such a thing, the hose was on for less than 3 minutes, I was standing on the lawn, and it was a light spray.

A few years ago, some friends who live in the far north of WA sent me this photo.  It explains exactly how I am feeling right now.

1 comment:

Chocolate Cat said...

Seems like the same thing is happening everywhere! My daughter put the sprinkler under the trampoline and then played on it, like you on the lawn and for less than 5 minutes, we certainly haven't gone back to the water wasting of the past!!!