Since this time (9:30pm) yesterday Dunedin has experienced both fire and flooding. Today was a more familiar temperature of 12–16°C, but the rain has been persisting down, with over 100mm falling since midnight last night.
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.
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.
If I invest myself into the wealth of this world then death will be loss of everything I live for.
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.
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!
Don’t you hate it when you reach for your cup of tea only to find you’ve already drunk it all?
I get the negligent parent award for today – Iona now has sunburnt shoulders after I let the girls play outside in the paddling pool without putting sunscreen on first. Must remember that the sun does occasionally shine hot enough to burn in Dunedin!
Yesterday I attended a public lecture by Burmese political activist and former prisoner of conscience Aung Khaing Min who spoke about the political situation in Myanmar as part of Amnesty International’s “Freedom” campaign.
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.