On Monday, a storm blew in, bringing strong winds. The power flickered off and on, off and on, and Clif and I decided to abandon our day’s work that involved using the computer. The rain bucketed down, and we even had thunder. But no snow, as earlier forecasts predicted—a nor’easter bringing at least a foot. And, aside from the flickering, we never really lost our power. As we Mainers like to say, things could have been worse.
Tuesday was sunny, and while no damage was done, the wind left its mark on the patio.
Easy as can be to pick up the chairs.
If it’s Wednesday, it’s time for a new episode from my podcast, Tales from the Other Green Door: This week, Episode 4—“To Love a Human”—from the story “The Wings of Luck.” While Jace reflects on the vagaries of love, danger and destruction hit close to home. Very close.
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Sorry about the powerful wind but glad it didn’t bring snow.
For that we must be thankful.
Glad to hear all is well and there was no damage.
Our winds were 40-50 mph for an entire day. It took me the next morning to clean up everything. There’s still a fence panel held on with bungee cords. 🙂 Happy podcasting.
The wind was pretty much the same here. Amazed we didn’t lose our power.
Glad it didn’t do any more serious damage.
We were relieved!
Glad to hear you’re all fine and don’t have any damage Laurie 💚🙏
Thank you so much!
As others have said, glad the only damage was a few knocked over chairs! It is a horrible, grey rainy autumn day here, so plan to stay put until I have to go out and listen to your podcast 🙂
Really enjoyed the story, 😉
Thanks so much!
That emoji should have been a smile 🙂
Glad you have survive the mighty winds, but it is true….it could have been worse!
Much, much worse!
It was really windy here, too. While the power stayed on, a few trees on the trails fell over. No big deal, better than near the house!
This cracked me up. Every time there’s a storm down here — especially one that brings significant wind but no terrible damage — someone will post a photo of a couple of chairs tipped like yours, with a caption that says something like, “WE WILL REBUILD!”
I’m glad your “damage” was so easily put right!
Very easily put right. No damage done. No need to rebuild. 😉
I am glad there wasn’t any snow just when Clif had been retired as snow measurer.
Right? Would have made a good photo-op, though. 😉
I’m glad you neither lost power nor were blown away, Laurie!
As others have said already glad you both are fine. Hope the weather is fine today.
Thanks so much, Rupali!
Arghhhh! After your patio was prepared for company!
Glad to hear it wasn’t worse!
Pretty easy to pick up those chairs. 😉 Our grill cover blew off, too, but again easy to retrieve.
Glad it was only tidying up you had to do!
I have never been a podcast person, but you are making me one!
So pleased you didn’t lose your power, and that the chairs were undamaged.
The promised storm last night did not live up to expectations. We could have used more rain, but are glad we missed the wind as recent blows have taken shingles off our roof. Last few days were warm, lovely really. Now back to early March before spring really arrives.
Ah, spring in New England!
A foot of snow would have been a bit of a downer, though I’m sure it wouldn’t have lasted long. Nice to see the sun out again! Enjoy.
That snow would not have been welcomed this time of year, but I probably would have gotten some good pictures.
More snow shadows. 🙂 I’m glad it was a no-show.
Hello Laurie 🤗 I’m glad there was not serious storm damage x Enjoying reading your book! ❤️
Oh, thanks so much!
We have had a bit of wind as well.
Appropriate for living near the Windy City? 😉
I hate windy weather. What’s the point of it?
I’m not keen on it either, especially when it knocks out power and does damage. Unfortunately, we are getting far more damaging wind than we did fifteen or twenty years ago.
Oh, dear, that was one strong wind! Glad you escaped snow though!
Captivated by the tales and wondering what books and records are on their bookshelves! Wonderful to read you made it through with no damage or power loss. We’ve had many extremely windy days and the last few years the amount of high wind days keep increasing.
Sending good weather vibes your way.
I am greatly enjoying your podcast series.
Thank you so much for sharing it.
Many thanks! My pleasure.
I’m glad you avoided the predicted snow and that the only “damage” amounted to a few toppled chairs. It’s good to hear that the power stayed on as well.
Yes, yes! We were very pleased.
Pleased to see a librarian makes a guest appearance in your book. Great people, librarians!
You bet! I have a thing for libraries and librarians. 😉
Me too! 😉
It’s been blustery here, too. We even had snow flurries yesterday (very odd for April in this part of the world). I’m glad you didn’t get hammered with snow and that the damage was limited to knocked over chairs. 🙂
Thanks, Robin! We often get snow in April. We shall see what this year brings.
Glad the wind didn’t bring any major problems.
Always a worry when you live in the woods.
You have a wonderful voice and I am loving the story too!
A-w-w-w, thanks so much!
Glad to hear you had no wind damage. We are back to cold weather again and snow is predicted for tomorrow, yikes !!!!
Oh, gosh! Hope you get rain instead.
It’s snow but it is not cold enough to stay for long. Nature is just so confused, Summer one day, the next snow and freezing nights…I’m ok but my plants are suffering.
I am glad the storm spared you, Laurie and Clif.
I enjoyed your podcast! If only our animal companions had some elfin longevity… ❤
You bet! And although I haven’t verbalized it, humans are to elves as dogs are to humans. In terms of loss and lifespan, of course.
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