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From: Julia White <>
Subject: Re: [NZ-MEMORIES] weather
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 16:45:05 +1200
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Its 11 in my house and outside about 8, have the heater going now.
What were you selling at the market?
>I was at Mangawhai at 7:30 this morning, to set up for the day's
> market. Fine to start with, but the black sky to the west caught up
> with us by the time we were unloading the van. Cold, too.
> Chilly and wet all day at the market (which closed at 1pm). Heard
> thunder at one stage, and someone mentioned there was hail which I
> hadn't seen. The sun did come out for five minutes!
> And then it started pouring as we were packing up, so everything got wet
> while we were loading the van again. Of course, by the time I was back
> in Kaiwaka it had stopped again.
> Since I've been home (4pm as I type) it has hailed twice and rained
> frequently. I wasn't so cold when I got in, having been moving about
> shifting market stuff to and from the van, but put the gas heater on
> anyway, on low, to heat up and dry out. But now I am sitting down I'm
> cold, the heater needs to be on a higher setting - but I've got a
> heffalump on my knee (Persian cat named Joseph) and I don't want to turf
> him off just to get up and adjust the heater. I'm going to have to in a
> moment, though.
> ... Okay, so I just did that and turned the heater up. That's better!
> And I checked the temperature gauge in the bathroom (on the south side
> of the house) while I was at it, and that says it's 11C at the moment.
> That's the inside, unassisted temperature. The Google gadget on my
> laptop says it's 8C in Auckland at the moment, which is an hour's drive
> south of here, and that sounds about right.
> Graham, your fire-warmed house sounds divine just now! May I come and
> visit? I can be there in an hour! ;-)
> Kaiwaka, Northland
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