February 7th, 2009 was the day I turned 50. It was also the hottest day ever recorded in Melbourne, reaching 46.4 degrees, a good 0.8 degrees hotter than the previous record set way back in 1939. I was planning to writing a long blog post about this but it feels so wrong.
On February 7th, Australia suffered its biggest natural disaster on record from unbelievable bushfires. Over 126 people are confirmed dead already. My sister lost her beloved home in the once-beautiful little town of Marysville. It is totally gone now.