We're experiencing what's called a "cold snap" in these parts. As in, it's really f@cking cold outside.
According to research I've done on the Internet, it takes eight minutes and twenty seconds for the sun's energy to hit planet Earth.
What that means is that it'll take about eight minutes and twenty seconds after our sun goes out for us to notice.
Then we're done.
Not all of us at the same time of course.
Those of us who have the good fortune of having full fuel tanks could last another thirty days or so.
And the cave-dwellers world-wide who depend on geo-thermal heating could conceivably last a few more months.
But at the end of the day, when the sun goes out, we're all screwed.
If we're all going to be in the freeze-off together, why can't we all be in the keep-the-planet-going movement together?
In the meanwhile, as we await certain death by freezing, Fireplace Phil has found her niche here at Falling Downs. The new puppy will spend hours in front of the fireplace, mesmerised by the flames.
And half-way-up-the-hill Phil has dramatically abbreviated our morning walk.
Be that as it may, we're gonna keep going with what we know here at Falling Downs.