Feb. 9th, 2017

kevin_standlee: (Fernley)
Literally, in fact, as winds today were gale force, with gusts up to 100 km/h. The plastic sheeting over the travel trailer is holding better than you might expect, although it's very noisy when the wind blows. A few of the tie-downs worked loose and a couple of them broke, but there are so many of them that the structure as a whole has held together. I helped Lisa tie down the broken/loose tie-downs, as well as helped her add more tie downs and also toss a rope across the roof to go all the way around, top and bottom, to help hold the sheeting at bay.

We have a longer-term plan for protecting the trailer, but it needs to wait for better weather and more hours of sunlight so that I can work after Day Jobbe hours.

The lights have flickered here several times but have not gone out, unlike other parts of town the past few days, were falling trees brought down power lines.

After lunch, I braved the wind to go get a haircut (the shop is only three blocks from my house). Anything loose was flying about, including plenty of tumbleweeds making a break for the railroad tracks. Video below:

Blowing a Gale

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