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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Temperature

When I got up at 6.30 it was a very chilly 11 degrees in the boot-room, but putting the kettle on was far more important than taking a photograph of the thermostat, although I did spend (probably) too much time looking at the Moon and a beautiful conjunction of Venus (on the left) and Jupiter (right).



A little later it was still exceptionally cold as I warmed up Bill for a trip to Penrith.



Time for a habitation service to make sure the gas is safe and so on.  Management drove over with Daisy, and took us all home, and we repeated the journey at the end of the day.

By 1.00pm the boot room had warmed up and was considerably more comfortable.



An hour later, the solar gain at the front of the house was almost too much - but I refused to draw any blinds to shut out the sun.

Going from -6 to +34 today I have experienced a temperature range of 40 degrees, which is not something you can usually say in January!



Daisy found two trips in the car and unexpected sunbathing all too much.









11 comments:

  1. Those temps are certainly in the large range, but we know all about that at times. Outdoor temp here at 7.30am was 7.6deg. It warmed to around 25 this afternoon, but we are in for 2 days over 35 with a cool change late on Sunday. Bad fires burning just south of us at the moment, somewhere I blogged about not long ago & also big fires burning out of control near one of Melbourne's biggest catchment areas. Not good! We've also got flooding rains causing havoc in the far north of Queensland. Mad weather......
    Take care & have a great weekend.

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    1. Hi Susan, I always think of you when high temperatures are involved. Is it the Thomson dam fire you're talking about, that looks nasty?

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    2. Yes it is & it is nasty & has been burning for about a week after lightning strikes in the area. That is East Gippsland & we are West Gippsland. The other that I spoke about is the town of Grantville, where I showed the information trail, explained in beautiful book page format. Thanks for taking the time to ask. BTW, we saw the freeze in Cornwall last night on one of our TV channels. Must be pretty cold there too.

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  2. How do you stand temperatures of 34 degrees? Seeing is believing but I'm only comfortable at around 20 degrees, any higher than that and I'm far too warm. We've only had a light dusting of snow and walking yesterday was OK so long as I avoided the icy puddles. I'm sure Bill had a clean bill of health and poor Daisy exhausted by it all :(

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    1. Eileen, it's not "really" that warm - only for the part of the room nearest the big panes of glass. The heat then gently seeps through to other rooms as the house is quite open-plan. Bill passed all her tests and it is not just Daisy who was tired after all the travelling around :-)

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  3. I wouldn't be shutting out the sun either and though I like hot weather (last year's long summer was perfect for me) I think +34 indoors would be too much. It's bitterly cold here just now, had a light overnight dusting of snow on top of the ice which was on top of the previous snow so it's not good for walking just now. Presumable Bill's check over went okay, it won't be long now before you're planning a few journeys :)

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    1. It was only +34 directly in the sun Eunice. Take care when yo go out, fortunately it was dry here yesterday so although there's an inch of ice formed in the ponds, when I took Daisy out earlier it was OK underfoot.

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  4. We have that solar gain during the winter on sunny days also and it will get up to 75 F degrees up there some days. We love it. Leaves our bedroom chilly but that's okay.

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    1. Sounds perfect to me :-) Definitely saves putting the heating on during the day.

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  5. Oh Daisy you do look comfortable - my summerhouse gets flooded with sunlight and warms up to a very toasty tropical temperature - the cats love it - Moss melts into a stretched out decorative rug as she soaks up the heat :)

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    1. She was completely crashed out, not even squeaking and dreaming.
      I wonder what Moss's sun-soaked dreams are like?
      Your 'creative place' sounds marvellous - we used to call Ollie a 'mobile rug' but never a decorative one.

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