Monday, January 26, 2009

From wind to calm to wind again

Yesterday morning it was hard to believe that 24 hours earlier we were facing gusts of wind up to 11okm per hour (they honestly felt stronger than that). The sun was shining, it was warm and there was barely a breathe of wind to be felt. People speak of 'the calm before the storm', this was the calm after and it was eerie.

We began the task of clearing up the mess that the wind had left. It was a good opportunity to re-pot some of the plants at the front of the house and move them around.

As it happened I didn't have enough wire to re-secure the netting at the back of the garden which was perhaps just as well. By teatime the wind had picked up again and it was raining.

Although the wind last night was nowhere near as bad as Saturday night, we were still woken up several times by the sound of the furniture on the roof rattling, the wind howling through the vents in the kitchen door and the fence pole that sheared off banging against the wall.

There is still a lot to be done before normality returns to Casa El Willo.

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