Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Winds Return


My least favorite weather events will take place over the next sixty days or so. Sure we don't have tornadoes here. It rarely snows, but it does freeze on occasion. We don't have hurricanes except for the big storm of December a few years back where we had three days of wind that would make a hurricane welcomed in it place. We have mild dry summers and mild wet winters. However from late November to mid January we can expect high winds right off the Pacific Ocean to hammer us. This is when we have extra fuel on hand and our fingers are ready to pull the rope to start our generators.

The five days we spent without electricity during what is now called the Great December Gale shell shocked us all. I still don't sleep well on windy nights. Though everything I rebuilt after the last storm was built with Simpson hurricane ties and I doubt I'll lose any structures. All of our trees are now gone so nothing will blow down on the house.

It's just weird how I can't get over that storm and the damage it caused. There is a prediction for 70 MPH winds today. I will keep an eye on everything and hope I won't have to make a trip to City Lumber for repair items.

3 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

Unfortunately, we get both high winds and tornadoes here. But I never get enough damage to my roof to make the insurance company replace it. Damn the luck!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous auntie said...

wind was a hoax. Nary a breeze hardly

8:01 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, unfortunately when it does take you roof it will probably take your walls as well.

So your toaster made it to and fro.

5:22 AM  

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