Strange harsh times, climate-wise.  Especially in my neck of the woods as Victoria, Australia burns for the fourth day in a row.  The thermometer seemed to be stuck permanently above  40 degrees celsius, and accordingly spotfires broke out across the place.  Lives have already been lost and little scrub fires are breaking out everywhere (yesterday got within a kilometer of my house).  Check out this footage of the Grampians

I guess now is as good as time as any to profess how grateful I am for the life I have.  There are people out there like firefighters, ambulance, police and volunteers that are giving their all to keep us safe from harm, and I can’t thank them enough.  The cool change this evening felt so good as the thermometer slid from 44 down to 34 rather rapidly.  Still hot, of course, but not the almost inhumane temperatures we were subjected to.

I don’t remember it being this hot for four days in a row before… who knows?  It’s ALMOST as if the CLIMATE was CHANGING?  But I don’t want to make this too much of a political soapbox.  My intent is to primarily let every reader of this site know how thankful I am, even for your visits and comments!