Friday, April 04, 2014
With a big storm north of my area, the rain and winds have been making it impossible to spend much time outside.
Last night the wind was sustaining at over 70 mph for periods of time.
My yard light is up high on a pole by the barn. It kept going out then on. I looked out when it was on for a brief time, only to see the plastic shade swinging in the wind, breaking. Not anything I could do about it, I finally tried to get some sleep, listening to metal clanging, and knowing I had weighted down everything so not knowing what was clanging made me awake many times in the night.
At least there are no windows on the north and west of the bed, otherwise I'd fear some wind blown thing in the night. Newer windows do not have storm windows, so even if they say they are wind resistant and impact ready, I have my doubts.
I woke to find the two steel folding chairs that DH left outside, slid by the wind, several feet until they hit the ridge of the cement sloping out to the yard. This is my only patch of cement by the house. Most is in garage floor or barn floor. Men had their priorities and it wasn't the house!
We had added some pavers so we did not have to walk in so much mud in the rainy season. I am glad for that ridge that stopped them. I forgot they were out there or would have laid them down.
There is light ice in the cat water dish, and tonight ought to freeze as 26 will be the low. Then hopefully that is the end of icing up.
The winds have been much more fierce this year, even in the winter. I am used to things getting windblown but when it gets gusty, then I get unused to it all over again. Especially when alone. DH has a hearing problem, so it doesn't bother him. And if he had been home, the loud TV would drown the noises out, as well.
He used to work just summers, until the little company suddenly lost three drivers due to health reasons. So the perfect summer job turned more full time. Not what he had planned. The company doesn't pay as much as some, and the drivers that did apply either failed drug test or license/medical card not right.
Just once I wish the wind blow some paper money to my fence line instead of trash from two miles away.
Have you ever found money?
The most I have found many years ago was $20, blowing in the country when I took a long walk. Once I noticed shreds of money in the lawn of an old church yard, and after picking up some bits saw it had been a $5 bill. That was in Arkansas. The lawn mowing and weather did a good job destroying that $5 bill.
Hope the weather is milder where you live.