A bit windy

Call out this morning.
Not only did the ladders manage to slide across the roof bars (and I
fitted them properly) the roof popped off it's brackets and the
dashboard kept saying that the drivers door was open.
Now the drivers door was taking the brunt of the force so why would it
say that one was open?
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ARW
Amazingly enough, so far, not even a plant pot has blown over. Yet two or three have tipped up more than once on previous occasions.
Made sure the bird feeder was put down yesterday, it is asking a lot for that to stay standing.
So just the lid of a bin and the paper recycling box got blown off. My, we have been lucky.
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polygonum_on_google
I did not have a problem on the A628 this only started when I turned off onto the A629.
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ARW
Sorry that your Fiat is doing what Fiats do.
The wind took our recycling bin right round the corner and started to disburse the contents. The neighbours were treated to the sight of my wife and me (only partly dressed) running around after yogurt pots and cardboard boxes.
It's exciting here: the local swimming pool has lost its roof.
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It must have been properly exciting for the people in the pool at the time.
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GB
Guests in The Bridge House, Hawick, didn't get their Sunday morning lie-in.
Not sure why the fire alarms started when the wall fell into the river.
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Owain
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spuorgelgoog
On Sun, 9 Feb 2020 21:17:55 +0000, GB wrote:

It took all of (3 of) ours but I believe they were empty. ;-)
Hehe. Mine was a sedated walk fully dressed as they were wedged in various places down the side road. ;-)
The already aging motorcycle cover seems to have given up and is now hanging on the bike in shreds. It seems to have had a red lining that was at the time I looked, spread all over the bike like a layer of dust (a bit like War of the worlds ). I'm guessing the subsequent deluges have washed it all off the now mostly uncovered bike.
Cheers, T i m
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T i m
Suction probably. if a window is open in such a high wind perhaps. It was certainly not the sort of weather to be climbing up ladders, and there does seem to be a lot of reports of unsafe scaffolding during the day yesterday. I mean anything that can large old trees has to be a force to be reckoned with. Brian
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Brian Gaff (Sofa 2)
At least you have the decency to retrieve it, my 90 year old widowed mother moved into a small development of small modern houses when she sold the farm. It is a proper windtrap and neighbours recycling boxes and contents regularly for a trip down the road even in moderate conditions, the small size of the properties means many keep the box on the small frontage by the door rather than inside. You would think reasonably intelligent people like teachers and other professionals would learn after the first time their box gets emptied and moved but they don?t care. Instead the rubbish and boxes pile up behind a small wall on my mothers property. Now on my monthly ?welfare? visit I clean it up but no longer return the boxes , they come home here 200 miles away to Hampshire where we use them in the garden for various purposes like growing spuds . Got 5 so far and apparently another is waiting to be tidied up.
GH
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Marland
My bins are bungee corded to the wall. I did however have to cable tie the lids down
The Fiat was fine until I turned left at this roundabout and the winds hit me sideways on.
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At one point I nearly go up to 30MPH!
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ARW
I now find it hard to believe that I regularly did the run from Barnsley to Manchester, over Woodhead Pass, on a Honda 50. There were occasions when I had to resort to 1st gear in order to battle against the wind whilst actually going downhill.
I recall that I had ample opportunity to contemplate the newly installed Armco barriers, put in place after somebody significant (MP?) had gone over the edge. For me, it would simply mean that it would break my leg before I plummeted, head first.
Chris
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Chris J Dixon
I used to do the Woodhead quite often. Several years ago very reflective red strips were added to the Armco.
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ARW
I'm sure it was nowhere near as exposed as that, but I did actually go out on my bike for a ride today. Was jolly hard work on the outward part, but did indeed whizz along at about 30 on the way back with very little effort.
Enjoyable.
Luckily I got back well before the rain/hail/sleet burst.
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polygonum_on_google

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