Friday, May 28, 2010


I could say we were warned - the weather office has been known to be wrong before however it seems this time they were not - although yesterday was grey and overcast I did manage to get two loads of washing dry on the line. Saturday is normally my big washing day so with the weather forecast in mind, I tried to get it out of the way. It was a good feeling last night to know there wasn't too much more to be done. That said, and with the prospect of more rain for the next week, I did a load more this morning and have had to resort to putting it through the dryer. (Here in Australia - and New Zealand, we use outdoor clothes lines most of the time).
The reason weather is on my mind is because tomorrow I'll be out volunteering for The Salvation Army annual Red Shield Door Knock. DH and I usually do a few hours walking miles (it seems) asking for donations which go towards running all the programs which the Salvo's operate for those less fortunate.
The city of Perth in Western Australia has had a very bad cyclone through it during the week causing huge amounts of damage to roofs, houses and trees. The weather office are predicting that same cyclone to reach us here on the eastern coast tomorrow! I'd say we could be in for wet tails as we trail around from door to door.
Oh well, I'm off to have lunch - not burned this time - just yummy chicken vegetable soup freshly made this morning. Yum!


Amy said...

yes we've had alot of rain here too but thankful for the odd fine day to get washing dry.

Karen said...

It's nice to be able to hang clothes out on the line, but I confess, I use my dryer most of the time. If I'd hung anything out yesterday, it would have been knocked down, as we had quarter-sized hail pouring down for about 10 minutes. It seems funny to have to rake leaves in June, but the yard is covered with them! Thankfully, most of the flowers lost petals, but they'll survive and bloom again.