Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wind and Fences

Thursday, the wind was horrific - gusts to 65 mph.  In some cases, it blew trucks over!! I stayed home most of the day, safe and sound.  The skies were brown with field dirt and grit -- when I went outside, that grit was in my teeth in no time.

From my kitchen window, I can see my neighbor's 8 ft. fence swaying back and forth, back and forth. It wasn't too strong BEFORE this wind, so DH ventured out to brace it best he could from our side. If it fell, it would have knocked out our Utility Box.  This is the same fence the little owls used as an occasional perch earlier this year. We notified the neighbor and felt bad she would have to repair the wind-related damage to her fence. 


Later, look what I found on OUR property.  Oh great! 8-((  This fence has nicely hid the dumpster from view over the years.  Now it is US who are feeling bad about wind-related damage.   Groannnnnn.

10 comments:

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

That wind was really something, wasn't it? I'm glad I only had to go a few blocks to work. Took my lunch and stayed put until time to go home.

Nancy said...

I knew you would have strong winds because they whipped through here, too. The highest gust here was 113 mph. Here's the data from my area:

http://county10.com/2012/10/17/nws-riverton-top-wind-gust-hit-113-mph/

Impera_Magna said...

Wow.... that must have been some wind power! Glad you didn't lose power!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Oh my, that is some serious wind. Poor ol' fence. Glad you were home safe and sound though and not out driving in it.

Lynn said...

Oh, no...hope there was no more damage. The wind was horrendous here too and it was such a relief when it calmed down.

Janet O. said...

Wind can sure change your view of things. Almost 20 years ago the roof to the cupola on top of our house blew off in a gale force wind. That is a sound I will never forget!

Cyn ;-) said...

Oh wow, sounds like you really had a wind storm. Sure glad to hear it didn't knock out your power. Are your owls ok, or do they leave when the weather gets nasty?

Chell said...

I really don't understand why the wind has to blow so hard here....It is wide open space and it blows our things to the next state...I can understand having to blow that hard to get thru city buildings, but we can handle a breeze just fine:)

Robin Haupt said...

Ms. Adair, I love your blog! I feel so comfy and at home when I visit your blog. I wish you would post more often, but even if you don't, I will always stop by and see what's up. Your quilts are stunning and such an inspiration. Have a wonderful day!

Christian Renwick said...

The next time this happens again, I hope you inform your neighbor right away because it could be dangerous not just to your neighbor but to you also, especially on a windy day, you know. I hope you’re able to fix your fence soon, Elaine. :)