Wow the wind has picked up


Another very windy night. I’m hearing branches and various nuts hit the house and roof. I’m sure there will be a couple of trees down somewhere with this storm. Guess I will have to leave for work early, just in case something falls over the lane.

Anyway, now is not the time to be running around in the woods, but that is exactly what one little dog wanted to do. I guess when you got to go, you got to go. Being so close to the ground, he is out of most of the wind. He didn’t stay out too long, I guess the falling acorns bothered him.

I’m not sure if I will get any sleep with this wind. After seeing one huge tree on the ground this week, I guess I’m just expecting another to fall. Nothing nearly as big as the fallen oak, but there are a few a bit closer to the house, like within 10 feet.

I don’t recall many fall days with heavy winds like this. To have so many in a week seems to be really out of the ordinary, but I’m not sure. I usually think of late spring and early summer as the heavy wind days.

I was just thinking about the last time a big tree blew down near the house. We were all in the house that evening, and we were having another big wind storm. There was a loud crash and the house shook, but we could not see what fell. The next morning we saw that the big ash behind our house fell directly away from the house. That was about 18 years ago. My youngest was home and on a breathing monitor. We lost power, and I remember being on a list for a quick restore. Funny how that came to my mind this evening.

1 thought on “Wow the wind has picked up”

  1. Well, thank God for what happened 18 years ago which led to us getting to meet a wonderful young lady.
    Rural Ohio tends to be pretty windy. I lived in the Windy City, moved to Nebraska which I thought was windier, but now I think NW Ohio wins windiest of the three. Of course, Chicago’s ‘Windy City’ nickname wasn’t coined based upon the weather, ahem.
    But I’m not sure which season is the windiest. I do know that 3 years ago this month, we were moving into our house and it was so windy (and rainy) for a few weeks that we lost our storm door before we’d been here a month. Never bothered to put it back on, it’d just blow right off again!
    Here’s to hoping that your trees stay up!

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