Down to 5 degrees in fact, with a strong cold wind whipping through the open flat fields of Little River and trying to squeeze it’s way through the gaps in the windows. The kids and I are home today because we all have throats as scratchy as the bottom of a budgie cage. Plus, it’s nice to be home with the fires going with no need to go out into the rain, wind and traffic.
It’s been overcast all day, with intermittent rain. By midday the battery bank was still around the 97% mark, up from 94.4% first thing this morning. By 2pm we had about half an hour of sun, before the hail started at 3pm. Yup, Melbourne truly is the ‘four seasons in one day’ kind of city everyone says it is.
Anyway, it’s now just after 3pm and the battery bank has floated (aka hit 100% power). This despite the weather, one teenager playing x-box on the TV, me with the washing machine, fireplace fan, microwave and kettle going at regular intervals. Oh and the other teenager plugged into three power points with various computers and screens.