Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wind

I have to start this post by saying that Salt Lake City is the 2nd Windy City. At least to me. Although Oregon had wind storms, it isn't windy everyday. After living here for just over a year, I have to say, it's windy all year long. If I have to pick the windiest season, it would be Spring.
Monday night after the girls went to bed the wind started blowing like crazy. Tuesday it was just as bad. I had to run some errands and I felt like I got a dirt facial by the time I was done, not to mention the car was rocking back and forth on the road. That afternoon, I had to pick up our garbage can that was blown over. I put rocks in the bottom, which seemed to help.
When we moved here last March, I was shocked to see how much garbage was everywhere. I couldn't believe how messy Utahans were. Since living here for more then a year, I now understand that some of the garbage was blown from garbage cans and dumpsters. So we aren't as messy as I thought.
Okay back to Tuesday. I was in the house and I heard hail. I looked out the sliding glass door and saw nothing. Then, I realized that the noise was coming from the front room. I peaked out our shutters and saw bark hitting the window. It was blowing everywhere. Then we saw that it had blown in the house...
 
It blew in through the front door on both sides! The pictures show the worst side. If you click on the pictures you might be able to see more detail of the dirt all over the shoe mat and Chris' slippers.
My brother and niece were on their way to visit, so I got busy cleaning it up. Good thing I left the floor cleaning until that day. Anyways, by the time I finished cleaning the floors, I had vacuumed the bark, that kept blowing in, four or so times. I finally put plastic bags and a towel down, which helped. Wednesday morning I checked the front area (outside) and there was bark everywhere, with bald patches of dirt were the bark was suppose to be. I could imagine fresh bark flying around, but this bark has been there since fall.
The wind stopped blowing as strong (Wednesday), but it's been snowing. I would guess we have around 7 or so inches.

3 comments:

Lori said...

When we candidated everyone told us how wonderful the seasons and weather here are. I remember when I first experienced Utah wind I looked at Troy and (dead pan) said, "I think we were misled."

mrsburleyford said...

I made the mistake of leaving a south window in the living room, a west window in our bedroom, and an east window in the bathroom open about an inch on Tuesday. I HATE dirt, but God was gracious and it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Joanna

Mrs Sugar Plum said...

Two Sundays ago, I received a nice potted plant. I made the mistake of putting it on the back porch. Chris found it completely dead in the yard, with no pot in sight. We didn't even have a storm. It was the normal Utah wind.