Sunday, 20 January 2013

the difference of an afternoon..........

32deg C forecast for today.........music to my ears.......we have only had one day under 32 in the last 6 weeks.......
and this week the rest of the forecast is 35-37............this is going to be soooo nice..........
we had got 3 mls Friday night with the lightning fires the boys got home about midnight and since they had gone out before we had dinner I cooked up some dinner at midnight..........don't think I have ever done that..........we had to leave people at the fire until yesterday at lunch time when the lightning started again and then but we had some more rain with the lightning so no more fires right here..........lucky as the lightning was coming straight down.........the afternoon cooled a bit and we just had a fan on instead of the air con...........and last night we got to sleep without any fans or air con..............oh so nice........the rain people have had is so patchy............there was a little bit of rain on the big fire too so slowed things down there too..........thankfully............it was so nice to relax yesterday afternoon............lets hope we get more rain this week..........and no lightning.............might even make it to the chook shed again.......that would be nice...............
the best news is the chook shed is dust and smoke proof............unlike the house where everything feels gritty from the dust...........ok i'm going to enjoy the morning and get some of the dust cleaned up around the place..............try and get some order into this house............
the boys are off to feed sheep and do some repairs around the farm.........
I still have all my christmas presents I made to show you and other random posts to share but it will happen.............have a great Sunday.............
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

33 comments:

shez said...

so glad to hear things are improving up there chooky,what a shame that all that beautiful country is now scorched,hope you get a lot of rain and no thunder and hope you do get time out in the chook shed it will be relaxing for you,take care chooky family.xx

Nicky said...

Good news, a small reprieve, enjoy some well earned 'Chooky Time' in the chook shed..... take care.... Nicky x

Nedra said...

My prayers have been with you all week. Here in the U.S. we read about the fires going on in your area, but your pictures really do give a clearer idea. So good to hear its getting better.

Susan said...

It must be so good to have a bit of a cool down (Still sounds hot to me...)

Cardygirl said...

Raining here...hoping you are getting some there to stop the fires and give everyone a chance to regroup. Stay safe dear friend.

Anita said...

Lovely pics, a farmer's work is never ending. Glad the weather is cooler for you, at least a bit of ease up hey?
Cheers,Anita.

Leanne said...

Nice to hear you have had a bit of a reprieve.

Lurline said...

This has all been so sad for so many - let's hope things keep improving - stay safe, thinking of you!
Hugs - Lurline (presently enjoying Thailand!)

Cheryll said...

Fingers crossed for some more rain!

Narelle said...

Thankyou for your updates. It's nice to hear that the fires and weather is easing.
Hope you get to enjoy some quiet time in the chookshed :)

Susan said...

Things are sounding better for you, isn't the cool weather fantastic.

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear things have settled a bit for you...some more rain would be nice! Hope the temps stay down for you....our forecast is for mid - high 30's with high 20's at the end of the week! so much better! Stay safe!

Maria said...

Nice to read things are kinda getting back to normal.. Hope there is lotsa ran and no lightening soon.

Sheryl said...

How lucky are you getting some rain... not a drop down this end of the country....hope you get to spend some time in the chook shed.... funny if I was in the chook shed here it would be like being in the dog kennel....haha!! obviously your chook shed is nothing like mine..lol..

AnitaS said...

Nice to hear you had a beteer day. I hope the better days will continue.

Chocolate Cat said...

Fingers crossed it stayed cool enough today for you to relax a little xx

FloS said...

Best wishes !! I hope it will get better soon !
Florence

Jeni said...

Best wishes hope more rain falls for you guys

Cheryl said...

Glad there has been a break in the weather...let's hope is holds for a while and some rain comes your way. Thinking of you.

jodie said...

love your header shot!
glad weather conditions are improving.

Janice said...

I'm glad you had a reprieve from the heat. It's amazing how much better you feel and how much more you feel like doing. Let's hope that is the last of the real extreme temperatures. Great news that the Chook Shed is dust proof.

Lynn said...

Happy to know that things are getting better. Cross my fingers that you all have seen the worst of it!

Salley said...

Relieved to know the chook paddock (and all who reside there) is still standing. Another hot week...hope the lads and you arent completely exhausted. Fingers crossed for the next weeks. :)

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

isn't it amazing..not very long ago we considered 32 to be a hot day!...so glad things are getting better (and cooler!)...get back to the chook shed. Xx Lea

suz said...

I'm glad it's cooling down a bit there. The fires are so frightening and even though we here about them in the States, we don't see how much damage you are all experiencing. We're about to enter a really cold period here in New England (-17C and colder in the mornings for the next few days) but that's typical for this area in January. Hope your weather improves and you see rain soon.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Hope you did manage to get some sewing in.
Enjoy a little cooler weather

Annie said...

Glad to hear the good news Chookyblue...been thinking of you

DAWNIE said...

Lovely picture. Hopefully the hot weather has passed, fingers crossed

Anita said...

Fingers crossed for some decent rain!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Donna! Love your header photo ... gorgeous! Sounds like the rain in your area is a bit like ours, very hit and miss. We're very dry here on top of our 'hill', but nearby towns have had inches and minor flooding ... This is Australia! :0) Enjoy your cooler weather ... maybe some stitching in store! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Raelee Smith said...

Hi Chooky, I hope the weather and fires have settled over your way. I was asking Cardygirl a question the other day and she thought you might know the answer. I know life has been frantic recently, but when things settle and you have a moment, could I talk to you about the privacy settings on my blog. Thanks

Little Busy Bee said...

Nice to read you have had a bit of a reprieve. Hoping for some more rain at your place.

Show and Tell said...

Looks Fab Chooky....The heat has been unbearable....The fires devastating also.....Stay cool my friend xx