Friday, February 06, 2009


Gday All, My home is empty again after a nice few days with My girls and grandchildren. .
Tuesday I played pennant, our team was in front but the game was stopped at 37c=98.7 before completion due to the heat rule over 36c . Phewwwww it has been hot.
Wednesday and Thursday I took my friend Gwen to Wangaratta to have a couple of tests as she has been feeling very unwell. Hope your feeling well and back to your old self very soon Gwen..
My Sister Pauline stayed Wednesday Night as we had early start thursday
she came along to keep me company and have little retail therapy
while Gwen..was having her tests......

The next two Items were in this weeks local paper .(click to enlarge all pics )The paper says it all and more heat on the way Tomorrow forcast 44c+ thats about 111f I think a cool change been advertized for middle of the week high 20sc to low 30sc but will just wait and see.

A few minutes from home

This photo was sent to me by a friend
who found this Koala in a tree in her driveway
Seraha, Emily, Kayne, Nathan.and Penny on kick board after her swim to cool down staying out of the sun under the umbrella.

Here we are Carol, Chris, Myself (Jen) and Donna, in Donna's pool cooling off , you might say why ,,
I accidently left the solar on while the cover was still on the pool. Ohh Boy!!! was like getting into a hot bath and took a couple of days to cool down... Hehe Carol said she thought I might have been trying to make Human soup,,,LoL
Thats all folk, to all in the grip of winter stay well and all you Aussie's out there try to keep this heatwave,, CHEERS JEN



Blogger Gramma Ann said...

Very interesting post today. I wonder if that means we will be experiencing a HOT summer this year. We always have pretty cold winters, so I'm getting use to them. But, the HOT, HOT summers, I am not use to, yet! I grew up in an area where we may have gotten in the 90's for a week or two in the summer, but since we moved to Iowa 11 years ago, I've had to adjust to the HOT summers. We never had air conditioning until we moved here.

It looks like you ladies have the right idea about cooling down, jump in the pool. What fun you guys must have had. I hope you have a Fabulous Week-end!

February 07, 2009 1:27 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

OMG ! these are temperatures like in the desert ! It's amazing that you didn't melt yet ! I love heat, but too much is too much !

February 07, 2009 1:56 am  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I hope some cool weather comes your way soon...Heat wave conditions here tomorrow. yipes. I think I will go lurk round the shopping malls and clubs for the air conditioning. i might make the papers..'suspicious looking woman seen lurking all round town' lol. Cheers. Marilyn

February 07, 2009 11:47 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

A dip in the pool is a great way to escape the heat. Glad you had fun with the family.

I've never seen a live koala before. Your friend must have been thrilled to see one nearby.

It's raining here so the weather is a bit cool. I'm off later to attend a children's birthday party with my son.

Take care and have a nice weekend.

February 07, 2009 3:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the way I like pool water. Ours gets pretty hot in July and August. I like it when it's warm and there is no "shock" when first getting in. It's interesting to come here and hear about the heat and go to other blogs where they're posting pictures of all the snow around their houses.

February 07, 2009 3:35 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm always jealous of your pools. Our next door neighbors have them, but can only use them June, Jul, August, and some into september.

wow.. for sure you guys are getting the heat. Thats because it all got sucked out of the northern hemisphere.


February 07, 2009 4:18 pm  
Blogger Dreadnought said...

Hi Jeanette, Penny looks like she is having lots of fun! I keep wondering what gardeners (or any outdoor worker) do when the temps are so high, do they still have to keep working? Bob

February 07, 2009 4:19 pm  
Blogger raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Jen.
Our problem is just the opposite. Our high today was about 42 degrees F. or about 5 degrees C. A few weeks ago we had a low of 19 degrees below 0 F. or -28 C. brrrrrrr. We are going to be in trouble when all this snow melts because it is also supposed to start raining.
Have a great weekend.

February 07, 2009 5:10 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Jen,
How are you coping today? Ken, MIL and I have stayed indoors with both aircons. going since 10 am. It's now 5.30 pm and we've still got power...Somebody up there must love us. The smoke haze over here is awful - there are fires near Whittlesea, according to the CFA website, not to mention Kilmore and Bunyip. Awful....

February 07, 2009 5:28 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Even without solar on, it's still like getting into a warm bath and not very refreshing at all.

I hope the heatwave breaks for you soon, Jen. Up here, it's floods with 62% of the state under water and declared a disaster area.

What weird weather...floods and heatwaves, both in the same country. In SE Qld, we really need water while in FNQ they've got too much of it. You could do with some of the rain down there, too, to put the fires out, same as WA.

Keep cool and take care. Hope Gwen is feeling better. Hugs.

February 07, 2009 5:34 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jeanette, do you believe in Global Warming? It sure looks like a hot year is coming your way.

Are those Koalas pests around your place? Do people hunt them? They are too cute to eat.

February 07, 2009 5:40 pm  
Blogger Jayne said...

It's been a stinker here in Victoria today, hope you managed to keep cool.
And fingers crossed the fires are under control soon!

February 08, 2009 2:23 am  
Blogger linda may said...

I hope you are well out of range of those terrible fires I was watching last night.
Thanks for visiting me.
About this heat....How much can a Koala bear? :)

February 08, 2009 8:19 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

I would be a swiveled up ole lady as I would stay in the pool all the time. Keep cool. Peace

February 08, 2009 3:16 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ I am glad you had a nice time with your family. And isn't it lovely to be cool at last. The fires are so awful - they had long news
shows to show us how bad they are.
Try to get some rest Jan, after all your early mornings and activities.
I hope Gwen is OK. I will be in touch
with her. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

February 08, 2009 10:19 pm  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

Dear Jen, how are you I am so worried about you Australian. You know what we see on TV is, that south Australia has to cope with bush fires and Queensland where my daughter lives with floods. This morning I rang her and she said that they are ok, but that Victoria and that's where you live is suffering from severe bush fires. Take care.
Hugs Wil

February 09, 2009 4:31 am  
Blogger Shammickite said...

I hope you are staying out of the danger zone, I have been following the news and tonight I hear it's 104 dead, many incinerated in their cars as they try to escape the flames, how utterly dreadful. My hopes and thoughts are with you all.

February 09, 2009 10:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to pop in and see if you are okay. I hope you are nowhere near those fires. It's so terrifying what's happening at the moment and living in a state that is very prone to the same thing every year, you have my heartfelt sympathies. Stay safe Jeanette.

February 09, 2009 2:57 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

I feel sick at heart for all Australians today. Such terrible loss of life and property. I had to stop by to make sure you were safe. Geography isn't my strong suit and I couldn't be sure if you were in the fire zone or not. My thoughts are with you.

February 10, 2009 4:27 am  
Anonymous gledwood said...

... and I thought Victoria was supposed to be relatively mild weatherwise... any idea why it's so particularly hot there?... I mean is there any geographical type reason e.g. I know mountains and valleys can accentuate weather...

In recent years it's been "the thing" amongst the so-called Smart Set to have a swimming pool in your London basement... But I'd rather have an outdoor one Aussie style (rather BE in Australia...)

That pool looks luscious...

February 10, 2009 10:46 am  
Anonymous gledwood said...

aren't koalas cute little babies ;->...

February 10, 2009 10:47 am  

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