This morning I woke up to the sound of rain. A foreign sound to all of us in Melbourne, contrary to the old popular belief, that we are the city of dreary rainy weather.
By 11am the wind cropped up and was hitting over 80km/hr... now it is gusting to 100 in some areas. It is garbage day here in our area which posed as a problem. I went out and wheeled our bin in as the first truck came around. Looked to the right, wheeled in our neighbour's bin..and then shut the lids of the recycling bins.
I then went out back and put the trampoline on its mat side. I was worried it might end up in someone else's yard!
Keeping a watch on the fires..especially the one at Musk Vale up near Dayelsford. There is also one at Redesdale... change of wind and the fires may go my Aunt's way. Of course there are flying embers too, which can travel sky high and a few kilometres away, so they pose as a major hazard.
The kids look tired after school today, cool, then warm, then windy and hot.. yukk, it tires the best of us.
Today I had some good news,I get to go to the Melbourne Museum with Sarah's class next week. I cannot wait. I haven't been for so long. I will take pictures of what we see to share with you all of course!