We have had days of temperatures over 30 Celsius, too hot to be outside, every window,and door is open, hoping for the slightest breeze to cool things down. A while ago I must have answered a home survey, about home heating.Well, we have 2 wood fires, solar panels for hot water, and a chip heater also for hot water. It seems that I also entered “ Do you have air conditioning?”,…NO… So the lady phoned, and asked how we cooled our home, I replied, open the doors and windows.Well, she said, their agent was in our area and she would like him to call and give us all the details of their products that would cool our home.She felt this would be most beneficial.
I replied, “ my husband is seriously ill and we are not having any visitors at all right now”( Maybe a slight exaggeration, but the last words were correct)
She replied “ Tomorrow our agent is in your area and I would like to make an appointment”
NOW.. normally I am so polite, considerate, compromising,and do not reply with strong words, but would have just said thank you,maybe another time, I was so angry that she didn’t listen, I said
“Didn’t you hear what I just said? My husband is seriously ill, we are not having any visitors, and I do not want your agent to call”
She replied , “Would you like me to make an appointment for another time”
NO THANK YOU, and please do not phone me again.
Joyce and Hugh laughed in the background, as this is so out of character for me!!! The agent for HRV did not call.
I needed to think of something cool/cold/ freezing, so the new header photo reminds me of our beautiful mountains and their winter snow.
This temperature was on Sunday 25th, ice cream blocks and cold drinks all round.
Our TV news is showing photos of the massive snow storm that will affect millions of people, disrupt air travel, close roads, schools, shops, businesses, and travel through at least 7 states in the North-East of US .
By the time many of you read this, conditions may have changed.
I hope you all stay safe, and keep warm
Details below, courtesy of the Internet.
Forecasters say Winter Storm Juno could dump up to 76cm (30ins) in some parts of New Jersey, Maine and New Hampshire.
All non-emergency vehicles were banned in New York City from 23:00 on Monday (04:00 GMT Tuesday) and subway services were suspended. Similar measures were in place in Boston, Massachusetts.
Some 60 million people may be affected.
An emergency has been declared in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Over 6,500 flights have been cancelled
Down here in NZ, remember we have a total land area about the same size as Colorado, and a population of 4.47 million ( 3013 data), this is so hard to imagine.I dream of snow falling on our lawn, but realise the fairy wonderland in my mind can be a harsh reality when it happens like “Juno” right now.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“Politeness is the art of choosing your words carefully before you speak”
Greetings from Jean