Friday, December 19, 2008

A HOT DAY FOR US IN THE MOUNTAINS 37 DEGREES C (98.6 F*)


I carted hay today really used my brains on the hottest day thus far this summer and loaded at midday....
Blisters on the hands, forget to take the hay handling gloves and was absolutly out on my feet. I think the night shifts are doing my head in....

day had a strange feel about it and think I am losing touchas thought the birds were acting a little weird or was it I ??


This old home is slowly being taken back by the elements...I will now go and finish an ice cold Carlton Mid Strength Beer....aaaah on a hot evening near Christmas nothing better....

6 Comments:

Blogger Tazar said...

That is warm for you mountain folk. NOT a good day to be carting hay, your brain must have been addled by all that night shift work! Good excuse for a cold beer though.....

Thanks for visiting the YouTube videos, those booby birds are aptly named, they really are great bumbling boobies.

December 20, 2008 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger yevisha said...

sounds like you earned that beer. the heat and the night shifts probably not the best for thinking clearly and blisters to boot. it's quite warm here (adelaide) today, it's been quite cool lately. hope tomorrow is better weather and work wise.

December 20, 2008 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger diane said...

Oh Lizzy humping hay in those temperatures..no wonder you couldn't think straight.
How can you work at night and in the day? Take care of yourself!!
Maybe the birds were trying to cool off.

December 21, 2008 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Tazar, I loved looking at the booby birds and replayed the video a couple of times, fascinating the booby look of them. they were looking at the camera thinking "What do you think you are doing with that in our face , this is our perch, our ride, we paid, so git, we aint movin". Booby bird, booby bird...I will have to think of adding that thread into a conversation, preferably with people having deep and meaningfuls and saying with no relevance to anything, "I saw a booby bird the other night". in an incredulous tone ....My brain is getting addled what with heat stroke and working nights, not to mention dealing with the established night workers, they are all nutters, except me, of course .........Back to the cot.....

December 21, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Hi Yevisha,
The beer was pure gold, and I am not a regular drinker but left over from my northern days when did sink one or two after a hard day in the saddle...., and was just what I needed, alcohol a glass or two I think is better for one than bennies, diazepam, temezepam which are handed out by the bucketful. Then the patients suffers nausea and then are prescribed an antiemetic drug and so the vicious circle goes...would be better off consuming a beer or two to relax and enjoy a good nights sleep.

Quite cool today after another scorcher yesterday..the hayman has just come back from a three month holiday in Adelaide and reckons you guys are very dry and complaining about Queenslanders taking all the water from the Murray Darling . He said I tried to tell them we are low on water...me being me...hang on now... Cubby Station does take 400 GL of water in storage, ie 2/3 Sydney's water consumption in a year ...go figure the driest continent on the planet growing cotton a water and chemical hungry plant. ah but ah but we create jobs...duh duh short term gain for long term pain

Oh yes but this water just goes out to sea says Cubby, duh duh, flood plains, lakes filling or should I say emptying...I say a disproportionate share....and one can not take out 400GL of water and not expect consequences for those down stream.....stop em I say buy em I say, money hungry wretches.....no more hay for me I'd say after that little tirade...

.two soap boxes in one comment I am addled....and all you mentioned was Adelaide and work.....I am on a tangent

December 21, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Hi Diane,
Got over the hay carting OK,quite tired though.....driving about have noticed the birds acting strangely, or I?? I think the magpies were trying to cool off as was a breeze where they were perched and you can see their wings out a little catching what air movement they could.

Have had a good sleep today and am working the next three nights and then a couple of days off. I think what throws me off kilter (more than usual) is the night shift switching on to dayshift and then back to the night without enough break in between.

December 21, 2008 at 3:45 PM  

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