Next come the locusts.
Seriously, am I jinxed or what? Every time I visit Rodd’s parents, some plague of devastation hits New South Wales. Last time it was the floods, this time it’s the bush fires. If I risk it a third time everyone will probably come down with boils. Sheesh.

Anyway, so yeah, it’s been hot here. Like, over 100 degrees the last few days. I’m coping surprisingly well, considering that I’ve never experienced this weather before. The wind yesterday was insane; it was coming out of the west (i.e. NOT from the coast) and it was so hot and dry you felt like you were standing inside a clothes dryer. We couldn’t even swim because these buggers were washing up on the shore. Of course, Dad told me today that it’s fifteen degrees with an expectation of four inches of snow at home, which makes the situation somewhat more bearable. 🙂

Anyway, I hope everybody had a great holiday. Don’t worry about us; the fires are miles away. I’ll try and get a picture of the smoke on the way home. Ooh! And tomorrow it’s finally Lord of the Rings time! Kickass.


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  1. Perhaps you should suggest that they make a small … donation … to encourage you to keep well away from NSW. 🙂

  2. That wouldn’t work – I live in New South Wales! It’s only when I come to the north part that disaster strikes. They’ll probably start checking cars for me on the Pacific Highway now… 🙂

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