Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heat wave modifications

I have just put up some temporary curtains! We have been asking the landlord for a few years now for them but we both never seem to get it all co-ordinated.
So today I have put up a sheet and a bed liner on the girls bedroom windows. I just hope that it actually keeps a little bit of the heat out. It is already 35oC and its 5 to 9am. At 7am this morning it was 30oC with the forecast for today being 43oC. We will definatley hit that one and probably more I am thinking. After this post I will be ringing the real estate agent.

I have also been trying to find an alternative to putting up something that we will have to repair any holes or paintwork. While at the hair dressers on Tuesday (and the kids were playing happily) I was reading a home magazine and found the perfect thing. After a bit of a chat with my dad (who left yesterday) I think it can be done. I will see if I can find a article of it on the magazines website later.

Another thing for those who have kids starting school this year (Monday for us.....heat permitting) here are a couple of great blogs that will help with the transition.

Planning With Kids and Stuff With Thing

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Heat wave!

Things that happened today.....

The impending dread feeling that I had most of yesterday was still here.....adding to that I have been in a foul mood.

We are in a heat wave. The weather today hit over the expected 41oC to 43oC! Its not looking to good for school next week either. Amey's first day is going to be in the mid to high 30's.

The air conditioner has had a visit from our local possum population who decided in their wisdom to chew through the pipe that supplies the water to the unit. NOT HAPPY!
The repairmen arrived and patched it up but then said the manufactuerer WHO no doubt I wont be able to get out here soon enough has to fix it *gggrrr*.

The net has been down most of the day and I have only been able to get on for more than 5mins at a time until the last hour. At least the urgent things for today are all done *phew*

There was a "news break" on TV a few minutes ago saying electricity companies wont be able to gaurantee supplies. This is one of my worst nightmares with four little kids in the house and one of them being only 6 months old. We have already had one black out tonight. I am just glad I am using the laptop otherwise I would have lost all my work. Only problem is though if the power goes out I have NO idea where I would go. It is not like I know of people who live in different grids to me. I suppose if all else fails I will pack up the car and go and visit DH at his work. Saying that another "all else fails" is to go for a LONG drive. I think I will go out in the morning to get some petrol in the car.

On a positve note........Grandma is hopefully coming down to stay for a few days and see Amey for her first day at school. I just hope that the air con and power all stay on otherwise I have another problem there.

OK I have that all off my chest now and I can hopefully relax for the rest of the night. Poor Kaela has been so upset and unhappy today. She has had HEAPS to drink so that is a good thing. I just dont think she likes the weather.