No problems staying warm over here: We have had a spate of 30+ deg C heat waves followed by big gusty wind storms which have fanned a few bush fires. They are many miles away so no threat to the city. Its still a little alarming to see our garden furniture get pushed over by such strong winds!
Your DSLR buy looks good. I’ve always stayed with Canon myself though my cousin bought a Pentax because the Image Stabilisation technology is designed into the camera body whilst Canon and Nikon have built their IS system into the lenses.
Our family desktop got fried by a faulty power supply last week and the HDD is currently at the data recovery shop so let our experience be a warning to all to back up their data. All those families photos can’t be replaced once lost forever.