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18 November 2012 @ 03:24 pm
More wild weather, and some pics from yesterday.  
Forecast for today was storms, storms and more storms so I didn't bother setting the alarm for this morning, as I couldn't get any painting etc done in the wet. What finally woke me was the text alert on my mobile; I still stayed in bed for another thirty delicious minutes, sleepily speculating on the nature of the message. Was it my son, suggesting an activity today? My sister, ringing to see if I got through the storms okay? A friend wanting to go somewhere / do something interesting?
Or none of the above. Bloody scam text advising me that my mobile number had won some prize. Damn it. I woke up for that?!

Anyway. The only damage I've sustained so far (if you could call it that) is my cable broadband and home phone have been knocked out. I tried reporting it but the wait, according to the recorded message, was over 30 minutes so I let it go for now. Meanwhile I've dug out my mobile broadband so at least I can get online. It's mid-afternoon, really sultry, with intermittent heavy rain and sunshine so far; there's been a few warnings for severe thunderstorms but they seem to be swinging around here. Still, the sky looks that peculiar shade of greenish-grey that usually means hail so I'll leave doing my grocery shopping until after the V8 telecast finishes.

Meanwhile, while I was waiting for the V8s to start I downloaded a couple of photos of yesterday's show from my phone.

A Ragdoll doing what Ragdolls do....


This was a major source of fascination; club president has made up these wheels for her cats' exercise, and her semi longhair companion cat D'Artagnon was only too willing to show it off.


Dart was having a ball with this. It's lined with carpet and swung freely. Cost $300 for a wheel that size.


The cat that went on to ultimately take Supreme Exhibit - Shawtop Oh Me Oh My with judge Ray Clark:


But there were no surprises as to my favourite cat; I'll always adore a good seal point Birman girlie:

Nicsha JustaDoll with judge Denise Figg.
Current Mood: lazylazy
sunray45: Catssunray45 on November 18th, 2012 07:10 am (UTC)
Aww! All those lovely pusscats. Not sure our cats would go for that exercise wheel, although Dart seems to be enjoying himself.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning, and looks as if it is heading your way on the BoM site. We are getting a little rain at the moment, with all the activity being out round Beaudesert.

Keep safe. *g*
miwahni: cats BIrmanmiwahni on November 18th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Dart didn't want to get off the thing; he'd let it slow right down then start powering up again. It was amazing!

Storms came through here again about an hour and a half ago, the rain started just after I got home from Coles. It actually helped me; Chicken managed to bolt out the back door when I brought the groceries in but at the first raindrop she bolted back in again!

You keep safe too, there's still more rain and storms about tonight :-(
byslantedlight: Moon (Darklock)byslantedlight on November 18th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
Oh, I do love weather (though less so the resulting loss of internet and so on...), and correspondingly hate text-junk. But you're better than me at hanging onto those last 30 minutes - I'd've had to check when it went off... Hope the rest of your day was as relaxing as it sounds so far - see, storms can be helpful too! *g*
miwahni: Random no place like homemiwahni on November 18th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC)
Day was very relaxing with no major chores other than scrub the cats' areas. Wonderful!
I tried ringing again just a little while ago to report the cable connection but the wait is still as long as before, so I'll do it from work tomorrow. At least there I can put my phone on Speaker and then just keep working.
I do miss my ultra-fast internet though :-(
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on November 18th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)

Sorry about the extreme weather although it seems like you were due a weekend off DIY duties.

I can't quite get over that cat in the giant hamster wheel. It just doesn't seem like something a cat would do.