This will be a short post, because I am worn slap out. M and I both worked hard today, doing last minute "beefing up" of our place. I managed to cut my leg pretty good on the sheet metal of the porch roof, and then smashed my thumb putting down some extra roofing nails on the sheet metal. I never claimed to be a "handy man" and today's events accentuate that fact. Still, we have done all we can do.
I hope everybody realizes that when they say they do something one way, and I say I do it a little different, I am not laying any claim to superior knowledge. People have different preferences is all it means. Another persons way works for them, and mine works for me. That's pretty typical of anything.
Big worries for tomorrow night are heavy rain and heavy winds. Too much rain means the water could overflow my up slope diversion ditches and get up against the buildings. That's a very bad thing.
Too much wind means these cursed pine beetles will utterly annihilate the phone and power lines, and they'll block all the roads.
Unless a big oak or poplar comes down on the house in the middle of the night and kills us, we will survive. The question is, how much damage will we take. Having worked like a dog for the last two days to beef up our defenses, I don't want to spend the next two weeks without power, unable to travel, and doing repair work.
But it's out of my hands now. There comes a time when you have done all you can do, and you just have to see what happens. That's where we are now.
Remember this one?