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 forecasters 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. was 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 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.