It’s windy out

I mentioned earlier we’d had a storm pass over us and were anxious on a number of counts.
I hate the wind.
In 1990, the UK saw storms which caused severe damage to trees and properties, and at one stage, I was literally blown off my feet rounding a corner and hit by the wind head on.
In the bungalow, we were lucky and had no major storm damage, but in the cottage we became dab hands at temporarily fixing fence panels in bad weather until we could do a proper repair. Over the seven years we lived there, we replaced all of our fence panels, though thank heavens it was not all down to storm damage!
Today, we had gusts of up to 57 mph and the rain was relentless.
Then the sun came out!

Hubby was able to do the final cut on the existing worktop with the circular saw outside and we enjoyed a few hours of pleasant weather.
Looking at the radar chart, bad weather is churning round the UK and we are now in the throes of Part Two.
There has been damage to one of the retail shops in the High Street which has lost its roof. No-one was hurt as far as we know, but it is a pretty dramatic mess up there.
Hubby has repaired a small section of our neighbour’s fence and the wind has shaken a few of our posts so I can see us reinforcing them in the near future.

As I said, I hate the wind. It makes me extremely nervous, and I honesty wish we were still on the boat sometimes. Hubby would make sure our ropes were secure and when bad weather was expected, we doubled up on everything. No fence panels or roof to worry about, and even when conditions were severe, it never worried me there. It could rain all it liked as the pontoons went up with the water level and so did we. I slept like a log, but living here with wind like this, I might not be so lucky tonight.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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4 Responses to It’s windy out

  1. murisopsis says:

    The sound of the wind shaking the windows and howling around corners and trying to pry the roof off is terrifying! I never sleep well when the wind is on a rampage.

    • It’s not much better today and although we’ve replaced the post and re-hung the gate, the job’s not finished. We did as much as we could in the rain but got soaked.

  2. I get similar winds here, as the stuff blows out of the mountains (through a canyon passage) and straight ‘through’ my house (not literally, but it gives doing that a real go!) I understand your dislike. I haven’t lost any fencing (yet), and luckily it’s not “my” fencing really, it belongs to the HOA, so they have to pay to replace. But trees, yard items (decorations, lawn chairs, and the like) are on me. I don’t have extra pennies to spend on that crap. I hope you batten down the hatches and stay safe!!

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