Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wind, wind and more wind...

Thank you for all the well wishes after my last post. I'm not letting myself think about it too much. It's just so sickening to me still how the chain of events played out.

The wind typically whips through the valley each spring but this year things have been a little more violent than usual. I thought everything that could blow away was put away, however nature WILL find things to destroy. When I arrived home Tuesday the chain link fence around the chicken pen was blown over. How does a chain link fence get blown over, especially when there is no resistance? When the wind is strong enough to actually move the fence into a position that there are no angles to the fencing and it falls over. Sorry there aren't any pics but I was attempting to right it in the wind.

We also have vents in various places in the ceiling of the house. They have access panels into a crawl space in the rafters. The wind blew so hard it must have somehow gotten through little nooks and crannies around the facet and literally lifted the access panels so a few were all scewed. Mind that was actually inside the house. How strong does wind have to be for that to happen?

But what takes the cake is this:
This is the skylight at the school. The wind didn't shatter the glass or blow something into it - it lifted the glass panels and blew them away. Where they landed nobody knows.
And then there's me at 24 1/2 weeks. I had my test for diabetes the morning of this picture. The results aren't in yet, but I think everything is fine. The only thing that has changed some for me is how I can have crazy energy all day until about 1 pm and then I literally want to die. Of course I still have 2 1/2 hours of classes left so that isn't an option, and then I hit my second wind at home and try to stay busy until bedtime. Getting up in the morning is getting increasingly difficult, especially since I bought myself the Leacho pillow I had posted about previously. I love it even though I wish the separation was at the bottom so when I rolled over I didn't have to lift my legs, but it is super comfortable and supportive.


Dreaming said...

That's some strong wind! And to think, you're not in Kansas....although if the wind keeps up, you might be blown there!

Kara said...

You look adorable!! Blue is so your color. Please give the baby some loving from me :) I have baby fever right now after seeing Jonah.

Also, I am so sorry to hear about your horse. Hugs!!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

You look so cute.

I hear ya on the wind. Thankfully things seemed to have settled down here. Sure, why that 1/2 of the barn roof is gone.

Andrea said...

Holy Cow that's some strong wind!! Crazy!!! And you are such an adorable pregnant woman!! So trendy and cute!!! Looking good!!

I just read your last post, I am so sorry. That is so horrible. I don't know what to say. I'm sorry.