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Posted by Mummy Dearest on Oct-27-2002

We are in the midst of a terrible wind storm- winds of up to 130 km per hour. The winds have ripped the drainage pipe off of the back of our house and pulled up the main spine of tiles on our roof- we could loose all of the tiles. People are out playing in the wind, in front of our house, even though they can see the shattered tiles on the street in front of us. We sit and listen for people, to point out the obvious danger to them.

The police usually come and block off a street in a case like this, but they are too busy at the moment.

It should ease up at about 7. The tiles sound like bowling balls as they skitter off of the roof.

  1. Karan Said,

    Yes, the grown-up mom Karan knows how dangerous high winds can be, but the little kid Karan just loves it in every way!!! Have fun and be safe!

  2. kismet Said,

    the winds in our area were between 100 and 140 km/h this weekend, but we didn’t have the kind of problems they had in north north France. David was all excited, thinking he would go surfing, but it ended up being TOO much wind for that… too dangerous ;s

  3. Catherine Said,

    Oh so sorry about your roof Sue – what a pain! That’s the storm we just had – I thought about you and Marjan when I saw the tv weather maps showing it heading your way.

  4. sue Said,

    It was really scary. Now I’m waiting for Herman and the lads ( from the construction company) and a plumber. Quite a bit of damage. Better go and buy more sugar for the coffee.

    How was Callum’s latest birthday ?

  5. Catherine Said,

    Poor poor you! I hope the construction people can get to you quickly, and just on this occasion I will not begrudge you a hunk or two.

    Scary storm aside, the final birthday weekend went fine, thanks. Oh! Happy happy birthday Meg! Hope you have a great day!

  6. sue Said,

    Shhh ! Meg doesn’t know it is her birthday ! Due to a typical family foul up, her birthday will be next Saturday. Today she and I ordered her cake, bought candles for said cake and bought the little ‘treats’ that she must take to school on Wednesday. A bit of a build up is fun.

    Now, just waiting for the fool pictures to go up (tap,tap,tap)

  7. eliz Said,

    Poor you! Shall I send over the roofing hunk that lives a few doors down from me? He does excellent work with tile roofs. Or so I’ve been told.

    Meg and Michael will be celebrating on the same day. The joys of scheduling around sporting events.

    Hope your roof is 100% ASAP>

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