Monday, February 9, 2009

Dig deep

I'm shocked at the horror that has engulfed Victoria. 130 people killed in firestorms, with talk that that number could climb as high as 230. Families burned to death in cars, trying in vain to outrun 100 metre high fire fronts. Hundreds of people injured. Thousands without homes. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and loss of my fellow Australians, just across the border.

The Australian Red Cross has set up a special donations appeal. Here's the link. '

It's the only way we can help.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oh, enough already!

Tomorrow's max has been upgraded from 40C to 43C (110F). 

That means more power failures, plus the guaranteed failure of my aircon by midday.
No writing will be done. Nothing will be done, except for sweating like a Scandinavian in a sauna.

A 12 hour long sauna.