I've never known weather like it here on the North Northumberland coast, yesterday was bright sunshine and today the terrible wind has just blown down my front fence!! It is not a solid fence, the wind has just snapped the fence posts off at ground level.
Admittedly on checking, I have found that the wood had rotted, the fence was here when we bought the bungalow 12 years ago, but still must have needed some considerable force.
Well, it will have to wait as I need to drive to Wooler and that road may have trees down :o(
I had a hospital appointment this morning but QE2 bridge closed due to high winds and the hospital is the other side of the Thames to me. I queued for almost an hour trying to get on to M25 and finally gave up when I had been stationary for 40 minutes. I can't get hold of consultants secretary so I think she is in the same jam as I was.
High winds in my inland location of the country. Had to do some minor repairs this morning (just before the clouds opened to torrential rain), but the worst scene is the rubbish that as blown from the bins and bags, that has scattered all over the area. No waste disposal collection before Christmas, so extra amounts today, including extra Christmas waste!.
Bin man have just been, and emptied what was left in the wheelie bins. Recycle people are due later, but what will happen to the remains. The council street cleaners have 'surveyed' the area (rain stopped play so far), and for the first day back for them, it sure doesn't look very inviting?.
Just returned with a 5 foot fencing post, after I have eaten let battle commence!! The journey was interesting to say the least - one dutch barn was being methodically stripped of it's corrugated roofing by the incessant wind, elsewhere branches were down. That's what scared me most - I didn't fancy colliding with a corrugated steel frisbee!!
Looks like people using wooden fence post, might now need to think about using concrete posts. A little bit dearer, but much wiser?.
Just before Christmas we were contemplating replacing some of our wooden fence panels, and thought a January visit to one or more of the local manufacturer's might help support a lull in business. Looking and listening, that lull might now not be so?.