Hot in Dunedin

Today has been a scorcher in Dunedin, 29° in town and 33° at the airport when we went out to pick up Iona at 5:30pm. It was sunny all day with a bit of an easterly wind (11 km/h) and 67% humidity.

weather 14 January 2018

Today was sunny but windy in Dunedin with 27km/hr northeasterlies. 70% humidity. The high was 25°C, low was 17°C.

We had the Fire Service turn up around 3pm because a neighbour decided to burn rubbish in their backyard despite it being hot, dry and windy with a complete fire ban. I think most of us were relieved to see them turn up because their ‘little fire’ did not appear very well controlled.

Rover’s revenge

A man was recovering Wednesday after being shot over the weekend by his dog.

The full story is available here.

After the man got out of the boat, a dog inside the vessel jumped up on the bow and stepped on the gun. The gun fired and shot the man in the buttocks.

Happy holidays

Given that it is the week of Christmas, we have one daughter’s birthday on Thursday and the other daughter’s birthday eleven days later with Christmas, a holiday, and New Year in between, I am not going to add to the stress by pushing myself to come up with blog posts for a couple of weeks. So I hope you folks all have happy holidays and a great Christmas. Feel free to visit Words of Eternal Life (the old name for this blog, just visit the Home page) and poke around. Hopefully in the new year I will have some new, fresh content to post!

New bedroom progress

Our extension of the sunroom is almost done – gibstopper is doing his bit now and the retentive council man with a clipboard has to sign something off before the plasterer can do his bit. Then we have the fun job of sanding the floor and painting and varnishing.