Thursday, December 06, 2012

It's Been Raining...

And we needed it everything was getting very dry around here and more would be so nice... 
we had 31 mls over the last 3 days... 
the rain has been from thunderstorms in the area and good that there has been rain with them as some of the lightning has been pretty severe too...
and we have had 3 fires in the area already this start of summer...
this morning when I got up at 4.45am this is what I saw...
 fog everywhere
 I was going to go for a walk and see if I could see the house once I walked into it
 but Hubby was still sleeping and he might I come looking for me especially if he heard the gate 
(he is a light sleeper)...
Our water heater *%#@ itself so we needed to replace it...
now don't be shocked some of you as this is what a lot of Aussie use to have for hot water in the early days... we still have one and they give the best hot water ever plus we have crappy water so a solar hot water system is out of the question...
 the very sooty inside...
 the old drum that sprung leaks
 the new drum all ready to go in...
these hot water systems are called ''donkeys'' and I am not sure why... we use drums that have been used to store honey in them as they are thicker than some others... once heated up for the first few weeks the water smells like cooked honey in cakes...
it's a messy job so I took off my clothes and helped in my bras and knickers when I was called for...

6 comments:

  1. so glad you got some rain Tarnyia.xx

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  2. Love your pics and also the creative problem solving efforts of country folk.

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  3. Oh I bet you were a sight. I hope you were helping HuBBy? lol!
    Good to hear you got some rain...

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  4. Nice drop of rain Tarnyia...

    LOL it's amazing how clever counrty folk are.. I am sure some of your city followers will say they just couldn't cope.

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  5. Oh my goodness...you are going to get all the locals asking for you to help them now!!!! I love those boilers... and grew up using them... worked so efficiently ....

    lucky you to get rain...we are so dry and fires all around....
    Hugz

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  6. And where are the photos of you helping in bras and knickers? That would have been interesting!

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