I was snug under my covers, relishing sleeping in on our first day of school vacation :) No need to get up any time soon. At least that's what I was thinking when I heard the sound I've heard before; huge gusts of wind barreling through our neighborhood :/ I know from experience that too much wind can be devastating and wreak havoc to anything in its path.
I got up to look at the trees swaying and debris being blown around. I also checked out the canopy over our vehicle. I watched it intently for any sign of it being lifted up and over, as it has done a few times before. It finally happened, one corner post lifted a few inches from the grass. I groaned and got into action. My mind raced as to what I could use to anchor it down. I decided to let God show me what to use.
I went in the garage to get bungy cords. I looked around but didn't see anything useful, the birdseed bucket is heavy, but it would be a disastrous mess if it tipped open. A bike would sway too moch and would be too bulky for me to tie up. I went to the porch and found a wagon and an old carseat. The carseat is large, iron base and heavy. Perfect for what I needed. I took a bungy and attached it to the buckle, then put it on the top post. Then I took another bungy to steady it on the side post. I then looked around the vehicle and noticed a rope, which I tied to the vehicle as well as the canopy. It was being anchored by the heavy weight.
I looked at it, somewhat satisfied, hoping it would stay tied. I keep checking on it, and noticed the car seat side still moving slightly, but I'm going to bungy the carseat to the picnic table as soon as I get back out there.
The trees are bending from the force of the wind, some btranches have fallen in the yard, I feel safer inside looking out, but will sacrifice my comfort for the safety of the veghicle :)
So much for sleeping in..
Let's see what the rest of vacation brings us =)
The calendar said it was Spring about a month ago, and anyone in New England knows that only means the snow is starting to melt and rain is on the way. And rain is what we've had for several weeks now! They say April showers bring May flowers, so we should expect a bumper crop of colorful gardens across the region :)
Baseball season here has been postponed a few weeks, but they will have the same number of games in the shortened time we have. This is my first time being the Mom of tee ball player, so far the practices have been good. After a half hour of practice one child held the ball in his glove with a triumphant smile,"I caught the ball!" was his shout for anyone who was in earshot. I had to smile at his small, yet huge mile stone.
This is my first blog and I am a painfully slow typer. I hope to update at least weekly :)