The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The North Wind Doth Blow

By nature I am usually an early riser  however yesterday the heavy rain beating on the bedroom windows had me up and sipping coffee at 4 a.m. So last night I was really looking forward to a good sleep snuggled down under the duvet, alas, that was not to be.  Often when we get heavy rain we describe it as trying to sleep near a firing range.  Last night Mother Nature brought out the heavy artillery - wind, strong wind blowing from the North the local weather 004forecasters reported the winds at 140kph.  Boy did it cause some damage, firstly the shed that protects our trailer lost its roof.  It simply picked it up and flipped it over, the noise at 4 a.m. was005 really frightening - even for this weka warrior!  Now I'm a heavy woman so when I traipsed outside, torch in hand to see what had happened and got blown off my feet I knew the noise could carry on and I was locking myself firmly indoors.  Next thing the power went off and didn't come back on until about half eleven.  I can handle no power however no power for us means no water either, no coffee and worst still no showers or toilet flushing!   Mother Nature hadn't finished damaging our spot of paradise.  We have had a long trellis 007 and archway that supported six climbing roses, two of which were very old and gnarly, but which produced the most beautiful blooms.  The others were newbys and had just finished their first leaf drop in our garden. sadly the entire trellis is gone now (thanks to the insurance company) and is to be replaced.  I'm not so sure if my roses will be so lucky.  Mostly they got snapped close to the ground or split in the heels.

Do you think that with my poor sewing machine mishap and then the wind damage today that can count as my run of three bad luck events?  Gosh I hope so.

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8 comments:

  1. OMG! You brave girl! That's one wild night you had to experience! I think someone owes you big time when they get home!! lol

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  2. My oh my, that is some serious wind and rain, we had the rain and to think that I was snuggled in bed loveing the sounds of rain on a "tin roof" while you were battling the storm!!! Brave you I say..

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  3. Hope things are returning to normal for you now. They don't call it the Wild West Coast for nothing, do they! Take care.....

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  4. Oh! Miche'le I was thinking of you last night we also had the storms but not the damage you have...just a few leaks and water running through the window surrounds thus flooding the laundry but can live with that ( God bless the insurance companies) Just bunk down and stitch until the world stops spinning so fast and the sun comes out again.

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  5. OMG, I would be hiding under that duvet. I hate being alone at night, I would certainly be hopeless if his lordship was away and something like that happened here. Thank goodness you are alright that is the main thing. I didn't hear anything during the night here, mind you that doesn't mean anything.
    hugs Deb

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  6. hi Michele, we are like you when the power goes off, no water for anything....and you always think.."i should of filled the jug! glad you ok. I hate huge winds, really scary! We have a partially flooded shed(the man cave).

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  7. How scarey for you, hope you have got your breath back by now. We saw some storm damage on TV, roofs lifted off and a trampoline wrapped around a power pole. Was that in your area?

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  8. Oh dear! What a lot of nasties for you! I hate to think your roses might be gone. Hope everything gets repaired or replaced. Very scary weather.

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Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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