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From: PaulineG
Date: 01-21-2007, 06:54 AM (1 of 5)
Well I'm sitting at the table in the caravan on a laptop. My family is taking our annual beach holiday and I was lucky enough that DH organised to have a wireless thingamijig put onto his laptop (so he could do work if necessary - but I'm not above taking shameless advantage). My only problem is that is is really really slow. Oh well.

Now many of you know that I've mentioned the heat and drought here in OZ (probably a few times too many - especially to those who are shivering) so it might surprise you to know that our trip down was made in the midst of the heaviest rain for months. It was still hot then so it made for a fairly humid trip but not being selfish we didn't complain and just thought about all the good it was doing - particularly for the farmers.

We are now at the end of day two - still raining heavily - but no longer humid as the temperature has plummeted - it feels like the middle of winter. Consequently I'm thinking of hiring out my family to drought stricken areas - think of all the expense paid holidays - we could just travel there and it would start to rain.

BTW the unselfish bit is starting to wear thin - we are starting to complain but are still being fairly discreet about it at the moment. Although the drought is starting to turn to floods in some areas. If only it would just rain at night.

Missing my sewing - kids tried to talk me into one of those little "toy" ones a little while ago to take on trips - I'm almost wishing I'd bought it. At least I've had a small fix of SWN.
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From: weezyrider
Date: 01-21-2007, 11:17 AM (2 of 5)
We had a drought the past 5 years. Everyone was praying for moisture (except me - the drier, the better)
Be careful of what you wish for - it's snowed for 5 weekends in a row, possibly another storm next weekend, and bitter cold in between. I have a husband who can't ride his Kawi, can't play golf, and he's a bear. At least since one of my other hobbies is photograpy, I'm not so bound by the weather. Nighttime astonomy has been out due to conditions, but I also have a Personal Solar Telescope, so I can view the sun. That helps a bit.
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From: lendube
Date: 01-21-2007, 12:22 PM (3 of 5)
Pauline, I'm just picturing you sitting there. I wish I could join you. I love rain but I do understand your mixed feelings. I'd have them too.

How wonderful for the fires and those perhaps waiting in the wings.

Good luck, have fun and enjoy yourself.

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From: Magot
Date: 01-21-2007, 03:51 PM (4 of 5)
I am weird in that I love listening to rain in our caravan. I think it is because of so many years huddled in a tent that gets wetter and wetter that I lie there and chuckle and turn on the heater!

We have finally had our hosepipe ban lifted after 4 months of rain...

time for a little embroidery perhaps?
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Sherri
Date: 01-21-2007, 04:05 PM (5 of 5)
Just your luck that it finally starts raining when your at the beach. Does the area have other things to do at least? Or are you stuck in your camper(here in Canada Camper = Caravan).

For a while it seemed like no matter when we planned our vacation the weather was horrible. So we just got used to doing what we were going to do in the weather we got. So we visited the beach in the rain and went Hiking in a freak August snow storm. My mom couldn't beleive we were taking our then 3 and 4 year olds up the side of the mountain in the rain. But they thought it was awesome. When the rain turned to snow we didn't have the heart to turn back. The one thing that slows us down is wind. I get earaches quite easily so like to stay out of the wind.

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