Well, that's a turn-up for the books... I was tempted to go to Sandown
today for the V8 Supercars Sandown 500 but
decided against it this morning when the weather looked so miserable. As
it turns out, this was a very good decision.

The race started in dry conditions, rained for a bit, cleared up, rained
a bit more, then cleared up again. Then it started to hail and snow.
Yep, that's right folks, in Melbourne's outer southern suburbs, it
hailed and snowed at almost sea level.

To be fair, the "snow" was mainly caused by the spray the
cars were kicking up, but there was still enough for the pit crews and
marshalls to throw snowballs at each other.

I think it was a good decision to stay home, warm and dry, and watch it
on TV instead

In other news, my notebook's battery has karked it. Working fine one
minute, then nothing the next. Looks like I won't be doing any work for
the next couple of days - I can't even get at my calendar to find out
who I need to contact