Save this House!

So the wind is currently blowing at a brisk 70km/h, gusting at a little more than that. The rain slides in horizontally under my hat and slaps my cheeks like a peeved Hungarian grandmother. Brrr!

I’ve just been upstairs to check on the upstairs cats and dump out the drip catchers. The cats are freaked, because their owners are off on holidays, so there’s me (a poor substitute) to squish up their food with a little bit of warm water and change their water. No, I’m not spoiling them, I promise.

Also, worryingly, in the wind, the house feels like it’s moving. I know it’s not going to blow away from where it stands in a row with all the others, but on the third floor, when I sit still, I can feel the house shake and hear the snap of the tarp over the roof fighting to fly away.

There are no leaks in my part of the house, I can’t hear the tarp down here, and, obviously, int he basement, I’m not feeling any movement. But I keep thinking, what am I going to tell Marilyn if I wake up tomorrow and her apartment has blown away?

Man, she’d be pissed off.

3 Comments to “Save this House!”

  1. By Arwen, January 6, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    We’ve had a couple of pane shakers intense enough to worry me… not that the apartment will blow away, but that there will be a huge hole where the window used to be letting all the dirt and cold in.
    It’s NUTS out there.

  2. By Liz, January 6, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    Phew! The house is all still here. Unbroken windows there, I assume?

  3. By Arwen, January 8, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    Indeed. Phew!

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