On Saturday night there was lots of wind, thunder and lightning but very little rain. Monday night there was lots of everything including rain which was such a blessing. But Sunday night we had a storm with lots of thunder and lightning and a burst of storm activity that I can only describe as a mini tornado.
We had all the doors and windows open and the cool breeze was cooling things down and the rain was pattering on the roof. But then I heard the wind pick up and I could hear it roaring through the trees that line the creek nearby.
I started rushing about shutting doors and windows and called for Hubby to come and help (he was already in bed) and within about 30 seconds it hit the house. The wind was so strong that I could barely pull the door closed against it and as Hubby was closing one of the windows the wind slammed it on his finger (enter a few choice four letter words at this stage).
The wind slammed against the house for about 3 minutes and then died back down again. A little while later just as I was going to bed the rain stopped.
The next morning I was astonished to see that our garden shed has been demolished with a few panels in the neighbors place.
The roof off Jessie's kennel had been blown off (we had her inside with us because of the storm thankfully) and it takes the two of us to lift it as it weighs about 40kg. The tree branches above her kennel had been torn off and flipped over the fence.
The tree at our neighbors gateway lost a huge branch and locked them in.
The main reason that I think it was a mini tornado and not just a wind gust is the randomness of the things that were affected and where some items ended up.
The roof on Jessie's kennel was only 6 meters from the front porch yet the cane furniture on the porch was still there the next day.
The peg bucket from the back yard was found around the corner of the house and almost in the front yard (so at 90 degrees from where it should have been) about 40 meters away.
One of the flower bushes was blown over but the tomatoes that were staked nearby were still standing.
Our shed was blown to bits but the lid on my worm farm right beside the she was still on the worm farm in the morning.
So many random occurrences.
We spent Monday morning gently removing items from what was left of the shed and having a good old throw out before dismantling the shed and taking it to the dump. I was a good excuse for a clean out and we had it on the cards for the near future but now it has been done. It was great to get rid of a whole lot of junk and I hope to get rid of a bit more in the weeks to come.
|Hubby pulling the shed apart and loading the trailer|
|Te cleared shed slab|
Today we headed out to buy a new shed but I am not sure when it will be assembled. I know one thing for sure and than is that noting is going back into the shed without first being scrutinized.
Hopefully the heat wave is over for a bit as it is too early in the season to be getting 40 degree days, it's still supposed to be spring for heavens sake!
How's the weather been at your place?