Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Mighty Wind

How hard did the wind blow during this last storm? Ian told me about finding a bird feeder in the brush and the top to our composter down by the well. We put this toy that our grandkids had outgrown in with the sheep so they could butt something besides the shed.

This is where the toy ended up after the wind storm was over. Gusts were predicted up to 50 mph and I don't know what kind of gust picks up a Tuff Stuff jungle gym and sends it over a shed and fence. I can tell you that it's hard to sleep through a wind storm because every time the power goes out, the telephone beeps to wake you up and let you know that the power just went out. Now that might not mean much to you, but when the power is out, the well doesn't pump and the toilet doesn't flush. That's what it means to me.
I wrapped the presents for our grandkids today. We have our family here for Christmas Eve. I treasure it more than any present - everyone goes their separate ways on Christmas Day. That gold wrapping paper with Christmas stockings is something Ian picked up. I wonder if it's supposed to be for vendors because the roll is enormous. Coming from someone who used to wrap presents in Sunday funnies, I will use the whole roll, even if it takes till 2011. I won't need to buy labels because everyone will be trained to know the paper.


And speaking of Grandkids, here's one. Every one of our grandkids loves to draw, so we have an art kit. I had to buy more watercolor paint pots after this visit.

8 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

That is some serious wind! I will post tomorrow about our adventures from this snow storm...

Mim said...

At least the shed stayed put for you. We did well no damage. Jeannette had a large out building blow over two five foot fences and a walk way into another pen!!! No damage to the fences. Plus a tree blew over in the drive way.

Jodi said...

Holy cow, that's some wind. Chicago's getting just pummeled by strong winds right now, too -- but probably not that strong.

Have a very merry Christmas!

MiniKat said...

Wow. That really beats the wind we're being hit with. We're about 200 miles south of Chicago and the wind here is brutal.

Glad no one was hit by anything in flight!

Wool Enough said...

First ice and then wind. You are getting some serious weather! No ice here, thank goodness, but we do get gale force winds that sometimes pick up patio furniture and deposit it a few blocks away.

Margene said...

We're getting the wind (and warmth) today with a big storm on the doorstep! Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Catzee said...

Oooo, I hope Charlie didn't blow away!!!

Minya said...

I bet her tongue is sticking out. The tongue helps with all art work.