Saturday, January 6, 2018

SATURDAY

The wind and on again off again rain continued yesterday and we went into town after lunch for our appointments.  The traffic was so bad that I got out of the car and walked the last part to the Osteopath. 

I went in to see Camille at 1 p.m. and Doug didn't arrive until about 1.30 p.m.  as he was driving around trying to find a parking space.  He eventually found one just out of the town area but not too far a walk. 

I think that everyone who was camping or planning a day at the beach decided to go to town instead because of the nasty weather.  I have not seen it that bad before and Camille said that on Thursday it was even worse with all her clients arriving late.

Today we have had less wind and the occasional shower.  After walking Sophie "around the block" this morning we got started on clearing the deck ready for the painter on Monday.  We are pleased with our progress and Doug will waterblast tomorrow.  I will try and make a start on clearing up the garden after the storm. 

We have just watched the news with the terrible storms in America and temps in the 40's for New South Wales plus roads washed out and homes flooded around New Zealand.  We got off lightly.

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  1. This week, in a large part of the US, it is very cold. Since it is winter, it is expected. However, the media use it to make it sound unusual and the big story as they have so much time to fill. It is either the weather or Trump, both blowing havoc on a daily basis.

    Your traffic problems sound like ours.

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    1. Our traffic is not usually like that - we can generally drive straight in and park the car without too much problem. Must have been all the holidaymakers coming into town because of the weather.

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  2. Susan, you and we did well during the wild weather.Some rain here, some wind, but so hot in Australia and the US snow, freeze, and massive pile ups on the roads, and then Coromandel and elsewhere, not good for any summer campers, or even those not in a tent or caravan ,Hope you have a productive week.

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    1. Glad you did not get hit too hard either. I hope to get into the garden tomorrow to see what I can straighten up and to pick and remove damaged leaves etc.

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  3. We had flooding here and there, Bryan Adams is suppose to be playing here tonight so hopefully it'll ease up.

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    1. I hope it eases for you. Been good today here.

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