Thunder, lightning, rain and very strong winds.
I'm not complaining....I love this sort of weather.
There are some unfortunate effects though.
Mini blackouts, lasting maybe two seconds, but that's long enough for the bedside clock to start flashing 12:00 instead of regular time, so I have to reset it.
Not a big problem.
Trees, or parts of trees, being blown down in various suburbs, hopefully no major damage done, and hopefully no-one getting hurt.
This is Adelaide, it happens a couple of times a year.
Insurance companies will be busy.
And I do sincerely hope no homes have been damaged.
But...of course there's a but....did you think there wouldn't be?
I've just answered a knock on the door.
It's my neighbour, Pat, informing me that the old water heater, (remember it? the oldest one in the history of man),
has made a loud bang and is now making funny noises every few seconds as it tries to reset itself.
(just like last time, ha ha.)
What does this mean for me?
No hot water until it gets fixed.
No hot water for my shower before work.
I'm going to have to boil the kettle and do a sponge bath instead.
There is an upside however.
Not using the shower means I won't have to squeegee and dry the shower screen, tiles and floor, as I do every morning. Yay!