Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and comments. You all, seriously, rock the casbah.
My little shack is still standing(for now).
This fire is half an hour away.
The heatwave and the fires continue.
Yesterday was Australia's Hottest Day Ever.
In fact, it has been so hot, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has had to add two new colours to the temperature chart, to now reach a maximum of 54 degrees.
I am having the Weirdest Week Ever...
It's been a shocker at work... we are all working 10, 12, 14 hour days, there have been loads of dramas, bad news and illness... including me, puking in Parliament House this morning at a work function. Yep. Because I'm a professional.
My insomnia continues, unchanged.
I've been stalked by a super creepy dude who. has. my. phone. number. Frankly, I am just not in the mood to be stalked this week and I will knock his last three remaining teeth right from his head if he doesn't leave me the fuck alone.
If the weather holds, I'm planning to drive down to my shack on Saturday, to deliver my vintage velvet sofa and to pick up the valuable things: my collection of family photos and my Mama's wedding dress. Everything else is replaceable, and while I would be sad to lose my shack, frocks, books and other vintage junk, losing my photograph collection would be a really terrible loss for me and my little family, so I need to bring them to safety. It will be a long, hot day in the car and totally worth it.
And the icing on the cake...
This evening as I left work I found this under my windscreen wiper (right next to the brand new - and apparently invisible - parking label)
I've prepared a response for the parking police, which I shall send them in the morning:
And in the meantime, let's admire my spectacular 6am hair. I couldn't resist a half asleep phone selfie this morning...