After days of pretty cool nights, last night decided to be downright balmy. It was nice. I liked it. I could practically walk outside without a coat. A girl could get used to that sort of weather. Then a huge wind storm decided to start last night. We had wind gusts of up to 47mph. Now I have never liked wind storms as I always picture a tree falling on my house and smashing me. So it’s wailing outside and I’m getting nervous and thinking dreadful thoughts so I find a solution. Vacuuming! Yes, you see if you vacuum in the middle of a wind storm you can’t hear the howling outside and it keeps you busy. (I hate vacuuming so you know I was in a pretty awful way.) I was actually quite surprised that the electricity didn’t go out so I guess you do have to rely on that for pretend blissful unawareness.
In between vacuuming breaks, Lee decided to tell me that he was worried about the shear force being put our house. Actually this is how he started it, “The only thing bracing our house is the roof right now. Do you realize the amount of shear force that a wind storm puts on a second story….” Whereas I cut him off and started la la la’ing and told him I didn’t want to talk about it right now. Then he told me not to worry as if a tree falls on the house we will get a new one. Which I didn’t want to hear either as I was still in the house. So now I guess I have to be extra worried about wind storms as we don’t have any inner walls that help brace a house.
The only tree that fell by our house was an old half dead apple tree. For that I am very thankful. Our house is surrounded on two sides by pretty tall trees. I don’t really like thinking about it even on non windy days.