Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Winds Blow


This area contains the pumps and the filters for the pool. There was a shelter around it. Not an attractive sight, is it?
See all those cinder blocks? They were fastened to the metal building.



The winds ripped the screws and bolts away and took the structure on a little ride, until a tree stopped it.




 Nothing much to salvage. This was a quick solution to house the pumps. Our deductible is $1000, so I don't think we will be filing a claim. We will be building a structure around the pumps. One secured to the ground, with doors that can be secured shut, so that the wind can't fill the structure and pick it up.


 Somebody hit the pole, another repair .........


All the broken limbs and debris will have to be picked up, even the small sticks. Prevents blade damage on the mowers. There are 73 sites to be raked before the mowers run. That is my job. I do a section at a time. By the time it is time to mow, my muscles have become accustomed to manual labor again. This will give me the much needed stamina to hoe my raised beds and get my seed into the ground. Winter is over ........

As much as I would like to get started on my raking and limb removal duties, the strong winds today are keeping me inside. The wind has been a nuisance all week. The Internet signal seems to be erratic and I am rebooting several times a day. I have plenty to do inside.

The bathroom is nearing completion. The bath tub drain is still leaking and the wall in the room behind it remains open as my plumber extraordinaire ponders and piddles around with it in between calls to help stranded motorists. You will recall that this began in January. But, the good news is that I can shower at will in the privacy of my own bathroom. I can brush my teeth in the sink and I have my very own hi-rise potty to sit upon. All that's left is caulking and baseboards. Along with paint touch-ups and installing towel rods.

Next project is a wall to isolate the living room from the living quarters before we open up the wall to the store area and add it as more retail space. I will need it to display all the efforts put forth in my sewing room. I finished 42 dresses so far and a dozen skirts. I will be adding to the sock monkeys and am trying out some other animals, too. I will post pictures of my new retail space and the bathroom soon.

In the meantime, what am I doing sitting here? I have work to do!!

14 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

We had bad winds here last week and now today. I am with you in that I am ready for spring even though we haven't had much of a winter.
Can't wait to see the after pictures of your bathroom!

Joanne said...

Major winds up here, too. Hope winter is blown away. I know what kind of physical labor you're in for...take it slow to start. The retail addition will be great!

labbie1 said...

I look forward to seeing the photos of the new spaces

Brian Miller said...

oh my...crazy...the wind can really do some damage...

good news on the progress of the bathroom!

SkippyMom said...

You are amazing. Truly. I wish I could have a 1/10th of your stamina and get to it-ness.

I am so happy you can shower inside now, but aren't you worried about the water damage from the leak?

Do you [or could you] make mini sock monkeys? I am wondering because I think they would make adorable Christmas ornaments for the family - we get handmade every year - so if you do, let me know. I will be first on the list to buy some. :)

Hillbilly Mom said...

Gosh! That wind could put a canoe right through the side of a camper!

ellen abbott said...

We all love a breeze but wind can be tiresome. And damaging as you know. It's been very windy here the last year or so. We usually always have a nice breeze but the wind has really been active with the dry weather. I never experienced wind like this living in the city as I did for just about all my life. A couple of years out here and I get why women on the plains went crazy.

joanne said...

Isn't it amazing what the wind can do when something gets in it's way? Glad you are all safe, now the clean up, that's another story. I don't know where you get the muscles to manage that...have you got some secret potion? Be well and be careful out there!

Whitney Lee said...

And here I thought I was busy...
I'll wish you calmer winds and enthusiastic muscles.

luksky said...

Wow!...and I thought the winds in our area were bad! When we first moved to Central Texas I suggested to hubby that we buy some plastic outdoor furniture. He said, do you want to have to chase them down the street?

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

we had wicked winds here this week, too - but the shed in our back yard is still standing.

Pat said...

Those winds started on the west coast and blew all the way across the states! It was VERY windy here in AZ also! Had to put the awning down on our trailer for fear it would rip off!

otin said...

That sucks about the building, but at least your bathroom is shaping up.

Sandi McBride said...

My thoughts are with you and so glad that there was no physical damage to you or loved ones (including pets).
Hugs and keep on moving forward!
Sandi