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Fires have been very bad in New South Wales just now. My area has not been exempt:

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Stockrington Fire
ALERT LEVEL: Watch and Act
LOCATION: Stockrington Road Minmi
COUNCIL AREA: Lake Macquarie
STATUS: Out of Control
TYPE: Scrub fire
FIRE: Yes
SIZE: 1 ha
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Rural Fire Service
UPDATED: 23 Oct 2013 11:45
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Frost

Jul. 8th, 2013 11:00 am
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Stayed in bed (with most of the pets until 7am. When I went for a dog walk there was still frost on the ground. It was so cold outside. And inside on the Studio, it's still only 9℃ at 11am. Mystery cat has become a little friendlier. It's been hanging around under the house near the front step. This morning it meowed for food so I gave it some, and even played with its paw. It wasn't about to come out though as Gabby was waiting for it, and Theo was very interested in it as well.

The rest of this day should be "catch up" as I ran out of steam yesterday after the housework.
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Have been debating whether or not to take Bobby to see Ron at the Aged Care Unit or not. There are two conditions about going:
  1. should be good weather; and
  2. i need to be clear of any colds, flu, or coughs.
Don't want to go in and kill off half the residents with the flu, do I? Also as much as I feel doing this, it's always a drain to do so, which is why good weather is needed. Anyway it's been pouring down with rain here for the last week. I was going to take Bobs in today, but then I looked at the forecast below:

 
Barnsley NSW
Monday 11:00 am
Mostly Cloudy
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Chance of Rain
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10°
Tue
Clear
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Partly Cloudy
18°
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Clear
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Fri
Clear
20°
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Sat
Clear
17°
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Clear
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Clear
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Better to wait until tomorrow. :)

Big Weather

Mar. 1st, 2013 11:37 am
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Seems it's not just my area affected



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I spent the last 7 hours in fits and starts of sleeping, dreaming about different Spiderman masks (and characters in the Marvel comics being spider-man, and also dreaming that I was part of a collective drawing a strip, but not being given clear instructions about what I was supposed to be drawing, and helping someone escape from an ersatz Dr Who.

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I woke up to a headache and a cold. It's been raining constantly for the last 10 hours it seems (couldn't get the Newcastle radar up because of "technical reasons" but the 512km Sydney one tells the story). Might just stay home today and batten down everything. So glad I fixed that awning the other day, or my toilet would be flooded with water!

Wet Day

Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:00 am
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It's blowing wet and windy hear today

2013-02-23 BOM Radar
I kind of like this. I was going to catch a bus to Wallsend and buy some Frontline+ for the dogs, but they're be little point in this weather. This afternoon the rains will stop but it'll still be wet. A good day to be cosy and potter about the house.

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On Thursday, I actually made some progress in researching stuff for a script I need to write for one of my graphic novels. Friday (yesterday) that was different. The temperature outside was 47℃, and inside it varied from 42 to 37 degrees. The worst of it was that there was NO BREEZE outside so it wasn't cooler than it might be. Everything was hot to the touch - everything.Very little reesearch done yesterday. I got maybe a page information before my focus got lost. Using Facebook and Live Journal is easy, even in overwhelming heat. Researching topics (in this case Identity, core identity, and gender identity) is much harder, if you want to "get it right".

I spent the day progressively moving down the house, starting in the Studio, then the lounge, and finally the RecRoom (from North to South). The temperatures were marginally cooler as I progressed, but not enough to do what I wanted.


Much later in the day, just after I'd fed the pets, I had a cold bath. I needed it, and the bathroom was probably the coolest room in the house. Even so the dogs were panting with their mouths wide open. Then there was a massive thunderstorm and rain. At the time this didn't make a great deal of difference. In fact it was worse when I tried to go to sleep because everything was so muggy. This morning though it's cooler. I think the expected temperature is only in the 30s. That makes a difference. Even so I think today I'll draw some more TALES pages and that will be it.

Tomorrow

Jan. 17th, 2013 09:53 pm
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Today I actually got some progress on writing a scipt, while I watched TIN MAN on DVD. Tomorrow I'm thinking of, well I'm not sure! Can I write a script in a bath tub?

Weather for Barnsley NSW

26°C | °F ThuFriSatSun
ClearMostly SunnyChance of StormsCloudy
Clear   
Wind: NE at 14 km/h   
Humidity: 69%34°23°40°21°27°20°28°18°
Detailed forecast:The Weather Channel-Weather Underground-AccuWeather


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This year's Summer is boring into my creative productivity. Saturday was horrible, hot and energy draining. I saw Paranorman at Glendale cinema mostly to sit in an air conditioned room for a while. It was better than expected, but coming out of the cinema afterwards (right next to the bus stop) I was hit by a wall of heat. Rather than wait there for 20 minutes I went over to air-conditioned ALDI and browsed for 15.

But when I got home it was like a sauna inside. I can usually cope with straight heat but the humidity just saps my energy. No comics done on Saturday, and I had two baths - one immediately after getting home, and the other after I sat on something outside that stung me! Gah. Fell asleep by 8:30pm to the sound of thunderstorms and would up at 4am. Watched a repeat of Mike Hammer (how 80s!) and walked the dogs by 5:30, well before sunrise. But the day turned out to be much milder with a cool change.

In fact I got my housework done by 11:30am; drew, formatted and uploaded four pages of Tales of the Galli and felt a lot better by the end of that.  Here's the forecast

Weather for Barnsley NSW

19°C | °F MonTueWedThu
RainChance of RainMostly SunnyClear
Light Drizzle   
Wind: S at 32 km/h   
Humidity: 78%24°18°27°17°31°18°34°21°

Looks bearable until Thursday ツ
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Weather for Barnsley NSW

30°C | °F WedThuFriSat
RainMostly SunnyMostly SunnyPartly Sunny
Clear   
Wind: W at 24 km/h  
 
Humidity: 29%29°19°26°20°36°23°43°23°

This should by rights be a cooler day. I walked the dogs at about 5am this morning. The sun wasn't up yet - it was coolish and no dogs barked. They're going off to be clipped, shorn and shampooed today. Have taken "Before photos" and will take "Afters" when they get back.
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...for this time of year!

Weather for Barnsley NSW

10°C | °F FriSatSunMon
RainMostly SunnyMostly SunnyClear
Overcast   
Wind: W at 35 km/h   
Humidity: 76%18°22°11°22°10°26°12°

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Weather for Barnsley NSW, Australia

35°C | °F FriSatSunMon
Mostly SunnyChance of StormsMostly SunnyPartly Sunny
Clear   
Wind: NW at 35 km/h   
Humidity: 12%33°16°22°11°20°11°22°10°
Detailed forecast:The Weather Channel-Weather Underground-AccuWeather

Had a whim to go out and see a film, but there is NOTHING ON that I could get to in time that I'd actually WANT to see. :(

Besides, it's still in the 30s here today. Go out in a bus - I'd melt!


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15°C | °F TueWedThuFri
Partly SunnyChance of RainChance of RainMostly Sunny
Mostly Cloudy   
Wind: W at 37 km/h   
Humidity: 45%16°12°17°11°17°17°

Looks like lots of rain headed my way. I'm feeding the pets and battening down for the night (and tomorrow).


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went to shop in Charlestown and found the place shut, did 10 nibutes of speed shopping in Cardiff on the way home (between buses). got home to a sweatbox.

Weather for Barnsley NSW

27°C | °F TueWedThuFri
FogFogCloudyFog
Clear   
Wind: NE at 11 km/h   
Humidity: 61%37°21°29°21°28°21°29°20°


Rain gap

Feb. 1st, 2012 10:46 am
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Between almost continuous showers, I was able to go down the road and pick up two hand made speaker boxes which might make excellent outdoor chairs, and also put some garden stuff out the front. So glad I mowed the lawn late yesterday!
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34°C | °F MonTueWedThu
Partly SunnyThunderstormsChance of RainChance of Rain
Scattered Clouds   
Wind: NW at 24 km/h   
Humidity: 74%34°23°30°19°26°19°26°19°

Maybe I should have gone shopping instead of working in the Studio. But I'm out tomorrow anyway so it seems more sensible to wait.  I'm really really glad I put the stuff for the bulk pick-up out yesterday. Am having a bath after I feed the pets however.
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My thermometer in the kitchen says that it's 35 degrees in, and 38 degrees outside!I'm getting the hell out of dodge on the 3:07pm bus to an air conditioned library and shopping centre!



Weather
for Barnsley NSW, Australia

36°C | °F WedThuFriSat
Mostly SunnyChance of RainChance of RainMostly Sunny
Clear   
Wind: W at 19 km/h   
Humidity: 28%36°19°26°19°24°18°30°21°
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Weather for Barnsley NSW, Australia

32°C | °F MonTueWedThu
Partly CloudyShowerShowerCloudy
Partly Cloudy   
Wind: NW at 29 km/h   
Humidity: 26%28°18°21°18°18°18°19°16°


Unexpected for this tiome of the year. Have been going slightly mad today...

,,,except when I sat in a dark room and watched episode 1 of this:




Cold andt

Jul. 20th, 2011 10:18 am
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This is NOT what's here right now - it's POURING DOWN!

14°C | °F WedThuFriSat
ShowerScattered ShowersThunderstormsWindy
Mostly Cloudy   
Wind: W at 23 km/h   
Humidity: 94%18°11°17°12°15°11°15°


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Cold and wet again today. I will "rough it out" and go out tomorrow instead. It may be wet again then, but there has been some HEAVY intermittent rain here, and that's the most likely thing to get me wet and sick.

In the mean time I did three pages of the next page of RETURN TO SECOND LIFE (one of which links in to the Comikaze).

13°C | °FWedThuFriSat
RainShowerSunnySunny
Current: Rain
Wind: NE at 13 km/h
Humidity: 100%16°C | 13°C16°C | 10°C17°C | 9°C16°C | 7°C

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