Storm brewing

According to the weather reports, we have Storm Ciara coming our way.
The wind here can be bitter, but then we are on the East Coast of the country adjacent to the North Sea. As the wind is blowing West to East and a ‘gift’ from the US, hopefully it will fizzle out before it gets here!
Hubby went out early this morning to buy a fence post, just in case.
Our record with storms and fence panels is quite good as although the wind thought it had got the better of us a few times in the cottage, we rose to the occasion and were out in torrential rain and howling gales propping up fence panels with posts, rocks and rope.
The local DIY did free same day deliveries and it was not unknown for people to go to work at 8am passing one fence and by 5pm we had another in situ. The comments ranged from ‘What company did it?’ and ‘How much notice did they need?’ to ‘What do you mean, you did it?’
Photo: Garden May 2019

The fence design here is different to that in the cottage, mainly being of individual featherboards rather than slatted panels, thus they are more resistant to the elements, but not against old ladies on mobility scooters.
Personally, I do not like the wind. It makes me extremely anxious, which was compounded by being literally blown off my feet when turning a corner in the street when I worked in Poole. Bearing in mind I was at my heaviest of eighteen and a half stone at the time, that was some wind as it slammed me against the wall.
We also had a few hair-raising moments on the boat when the wind shot us across the river as we were trying to berth at Pershore. The boat weighed around 6 tons, but the way she was blown about, she could have been made of paper.

The storm is due to hit tonight, when we should all be tucked up in bed and asleep.
I hope so, otherwise I could have a restless night.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Storm brewing

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope it turns out to be a non event. Have a peaceful night.

  2. Sorry for the gift from us. Ours comes from the Pacific Ocean and Canada. Have a safe night without much wind.

  3. Liz says:

    I have noticed over the last few years my anxiety will creep in with strong winds.
    I felt it earlier today get stronger while out and about. My anxiety creeping with it.
    I have been home since afternoon and staying in rest of the day.
    I have no plans being out tomorrow.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    I hope its bark is worse than its bite!

  5. Stay safe my friend. Storms for me range from blizzards this time of year to hurricanes during summer months. One never knows what Mother Nature has in store. In my locale there was a wind alert yesterday and sure enough as I sat at my computer trying to figure out how to place a YouTube video in my post a loud click followed by total darkness. Thank God my cell phone has a flashlight inclusive which allowed me to maneuver slowly to the living room couch to read from my tablet. I’ll be waiting for an update from you. 🙂 🙂

  6. Wind is scary! Hope you are safe!

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