Oops, sorry. Now you probably think I'm trying to spam y'all. Nope, I'm not. I (we) actually saved $2500 last year by doing one simple thing:
I started homebrewing! And the household saved $2500 dollars. It's not cus we are a bunch of drunks, but when you each have a beer with dinner and one afterwards... well you'd be amazed at how much it adds up over a year.
Go ahead, try it yourselves.
Next topic: South Oz summer heat!
This from the Bureau of Meteorology today:
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 4:00 pm CDT on Saturday 9 January 2010
The SES has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia.
Fire Weather Warning.
Forecast for Saturday evening
Dry and hot. Winds becoming moderate southeasterly during the evening. A
moderate early evening sea breeze.
Forecast for Sunday
Dry, very hot and sunny. Light to moderate southeast to northeast winds with a
light afternoon sea breeze.
Precis Dry. Sunny.
City: Min 27 Max 43
Elizabeth: Min 22 Max 43
Mount Barker: Min 17 Max 41
Noarlunga: Min 23 Max 41
UV Alert: 9:10 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Fire Danger: Severe [50-74] (Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District)
Monday Windy. Dry. Mostly sunny. Min 30 Max 43
Those 43's mean 110 in the shade officially (they ALWAYS guess low) which means it'll be around 115 to 118 in the shade here at the ole homestead.
Oh, that splashing sound you'll be hearing all weekend? Just guess what it is...
Next topic: No one has even tried!
I put this picture up:
and no one even tried to figure out what kind of critter it is. So I'll now give you a bit more of a hint --in the form of another picture, of course.
Do you know why I like koalas? Do you? It's cus they get to do this all day long:
Can anyone tell me what kind of gum tree s/he is sitting in?
Ishmael asked me about the taste of emu a few weeks back. Sadly, I haven't had a chance to get any... But I did TRY!:
No, I. did. not. do. that! I took the picture back at the end of November and I'm guessing this bloke got this in a fight for fornicatin' rights.
I did, however, find out that an emu drumstick weighs 7 pounds! Mmmmmmmmmmm...
Here's a picture to illustrate just how great my timing is
And here we find a sheila sparrow a helluva lot braver than a certain ADQ'er is:
Goan, ask me how I know she's a she.
These blokes look like they are planning something...
No idea what it could be though...