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April 27th, 2009

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09:55 am - Two months to go ...
*sigh* Still two months until we can move into our new house. The place we're currently renting is pretty good, except for the galley-style kitchen, which drives us batty, and the apparent lack of anything resembling insulation in the place.
The temperature in the bedroom tracks the ambient far too well - when we had the hot spells in summer, it regularly went over 30°C, up to 34° or so on the hottest days - fortunately, there's a (small & noisy) air-conditioner in there, which managed to get the temperature back down to bearable after a couple of hours of running. Now we're having a cold spell[1], and the temperature in there was 16°C this morning. This house does have central heating, but it's not as effective as we'd like, due to the above mentioned tent-like insulation, and the design of the house - the lounge area has a double-height ceiling, and upstairs a balcony overlooking this space connects the bedrooms. This means that all the heat entering the lounge at ground level goes straight up and seemingly straight out of the house, making it quite hard to warm up the place.
So ... roll on June 30th.

[1] Glaswegians & other Scots reading this may now smirk, snicker, and laugh, as "cold spell" around here means maximums around 14-18°C with patchy rain - to be fair, though, we are the second stop for the Antarctic-chilled 40kt wind after Tasmania, so it feels rather cooler than that.
Current Mood: cold

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Date:April 27th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Yes, I think if you look at the Bureau website you can find out actual temp, and 'applied temp'. I believe the latter includes the 'wind chill factor' which by it's very name should give you some idea of what it's like. :)

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Date:April 27th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
If it weren't such a short time, it would have been worth prodding the owner to take up the government rebate offer.
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Date:April 27th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
Indeed ... coincidentally, I believe our new place requires ceiling insulation too (!), so we'll certainly be taking up that kind offer :-)
Date:April 27th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Let's meet up this on Saturday!
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Date:April 27th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
To be fair, the apparent temperature out here (Altona-ish) yesterday was around 0-2 degrees for most of the day yesterday, even when the thermometer said 11. Which is still not that cold to a Glaswegian I imagine, but was definitely cold enough to make the cheeks rosy. And we did start getting snow in various mountain-type places (yeah, I know, ours don't count as real mountains either, but still...)

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