When I visited my sister last weekend, she had a sort of "death in the family"; yes, friends; her weather station quit working.
Up until that time, I had never heard of a weather station for the home. And probably I wouldn't have thought anything of it, except that Maxine was so concerned about hers not working.
So I asked her what the thing did, and she explained that it was capable of giving her the outside and inside temperatures, without her having to leave her easy chair. She went on to tell me that there are better ones than the simple model she had. And that she did, in fact, buy her son one of those better models. He, in turn, bought one for his son (I think I have this story right).
So Maxine and I went to Circuit City looking for a replacement for her dead soldier; I figured I'd just pick one up too; I was sure Cliff would like this little gadget. Unfortunately, it seems these are a seasonal item. So there wasn't much selection.
I got home and checked Ebay, and found THIS. Wow, $29.99, with no shipping charge.
The mailman delivered the product today. I put the required batteries in and then panicked, growing tired of waiting for the silly thing to set its own time. So I set the time myself. But now it's working great.
I know, that picture is rather dark. But just squint, and you can see inside temperature (upper right-hand) and outside temperature (lower right-hand); and looking at the little man standing in the middle, you can tell it's raining, because he's holding an umbrella. The weather station also tells me the phase of the moon, time for sunrise and sunset, and other pertinent information.
Oh yes, we're going to enjoy this little guy. Do any of you, my readers, have one of these handy-dandy devices? If you do, don't you love it?