Thursday, January 9, 2014

THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY

It is quite late at night (10.55pm to be exact) and I am thinking what was 'right' in my life today.  It has been a quiet and yet reasonably busy day and I can feel the weather is warming up.  Lots of laundry done thanks to my dear Phil who hangs it out for me and then brings it in for me to hang or fold and put away.

For that reason alone I have to say again that the 'right' thing in my life today and always is my husband.  He says he would be lost without me which I know is not really true, but I would certainly be lost without him here to help in so many ways.

P.S.  It has been forecast we in Perth will have a maximum temperature of 44ºC (111.2ºF) on Saturday and 39ºC (102.2ºF) on Sunday.  I knew when we had a much cooler than usual Christmas and New Year our weatherman would make up for it and he certainly is doing just that this coming weekend.  Thank goodness for air conditioning...whatever did we do without it in the past?

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  1. I'd say I feel the same about my husband. I'd be lost.

    W/out a.c.? In the 'old' days, the afternoons were spent in the shade of our towering maple trees, until the temp went down a bit. And we slept with windows open, fans running. God bless the people who developed a.c.

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    1. They certainly are wonderful.
      When I worked I had no a/c in my car and driving into the afternoon sun was pure murder. Couldn't do it now.
      I yearn for the days when we could sleep on our verandahs in summer and leave doors and windows open without security screens and all that too.

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  2. Hari OM
    God bless Phil. Methinks you both did something right to find each other! YAM xx

    PS - I like heat, but even I wilt at the thought of 44'. ugh.

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    1. Yes he is special and we found each other by accident but I've always been so thankful we did. Second time around has been good for us.
      44C and then 41C and then a coolish change, thank goodness.

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  3. Yay for Phil. And I am more than certain that you provide support for him too. Support for each other - which is lovely.
    Hiss and spit on the temperature front. I have been watching your temperatures, cringing. They are forecasting 39 for us next Wednesday. I hope they are wrong. For both of us.

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    1. Yes we do look out for each other which is how it should be of course.
      Temps not good are they. We have 44 and then 41 and a cool change while you poor souls eastwards of us have the heat and a lot of it too.

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  4. Bless your dear Phil Mimsie.
    Do you know I was only thinking yesterday how on earth we managed years ago without airconditioning! When I was a girl, I didn't even have a fan. Even as a young woman I don't recall moaning about the heat like I do now!!

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    1. Yes he is a dear Rose....my other half.
      When I was young there were no fans and of course we had open fires and wood stoves to keep warm in winter. I remember having a small fan in 1955 when my daughter was born as it was a very hot summer and I just had to keep her cool somehow. I have never enjoyed summer and even less so now I am older.

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  5. I have closed up the house and am vey grateful for air-conditioning. I am waiting for my Irish neighbours to get home from work so I can check on them as I think this is their first summer here in WA. xxx Rae

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    1. House shut and aircon on and then off and overhead fan on.
      Strangely enough people from overseas seem able to cope with out summers better than some of us do. Phil puts his jumper and track pants on of an evening when the temp in the living room is still 24C and I'm feeling hot. It is really weird.

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  6. Thank goodness for airconditioning indeed, This is the first year I've had it since a few months in 1986 and I'm so thankful to my brother for it. I'll be taking advantage of the sunshiny heat to get all my bedding washed and aired though.

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    1. I am so glad you have the R/C airconditioning with what is coming your way next week. I saw 4 days of 41C. That is really cruel. I remember Phil saying when he lived in Adelaide the wind from the north was dreadful. Our easterlies aren't good but they warm up the eastern suburbs before they reach us near the coast and then we warm up as well. Nasty.

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