Well, the wind is INSANE again today. You know the song: “OOOOOOOklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.” It’s no joke. It was pretty bad on Friday night. The screens on the windows were banging around. There were all sorts of wind related noises, including a whistle from the door. Sometimes it feels like this house is 40 years old instead of 3 1/2.
We live on top of a hill, with very few trees. Even the trees we do have are young, since we got them after the house. So the wind has its way with us whenever it feels like it. Which is fairly often.
So, the whistle from the door. I’m doing detective work to find the exact spot where the wind is getting through. I have to put my ear close to the door, otherwise it’s too hard to tell where the sound is coming from. Up, down, crawling around on the floor with my ear near the bottom of the door. I’m sure I looked like a patient from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. I have to figure out some sort of weatherstripping with sticky stuff to put in the gap that will stay when the door is opened & closed. We don’t use the front door a whole lot, but company does. Of course the gap was at the very bottom.
The only good thing about this wind is that it makes it easier to find the gaps and places that the a**holes didn’t caulk where they should’ve. That’s the only “good” thing that I can find in this scenario. I always try to look for the “good” thing. I firmly believe there’s good and bad for everything. Oddly, the wind is coming from the south today. This time of year 99% of the time it’s from the north or northwest.
Something interesting I learned. I had an arborist come out because my beautiful red maple tree is dying. 😦 Anyway, she said when trees are in the wind, they’ll grow branches specifically to help them brace themselves against the wind. We left the cable braces on them a little extra long because of this horrendous wind. Just until we felt they were big enough to survive it. Oh, and my beautiful red maple was planted too deep. The nursery that we bought it from were the ones that planted it. Great. Thanks. There’s really nothing we can do at this point. It really makes me sad.
I was thinking it was going to be an adventure to walk down to the mailbox. But then I happily remembered today is a holiday and there won’t be any mail. Another good thing to be happy about!