Weather: wind warning

Self-tutoring about winter wind and weather on Canada’s east Vancouver Island: the tutor relates…

Normally the barbecue out on the deck is held in place by two cinder blocks, one either side. They are wrapped in old t-shirts so they don’t scrape the deck, so they’re hard to recognize.

A couple of times each winter, the wind is strong enough that it breaks the barbecue loose from the cinder blocks. This morning, it did so. Luckily, when that happens, the barbecue is driven safely into the fence.

I noticed the barbecue out of place and went out to replace it. I set it where it normally rests, then set the cinder blocks either side. By the time I’d put my coat back and returned upstairs, the barbecue had been blown out of place again. I can’t recall such sudden power from the wind.

This time I went out and found three more cinder blocks, then replaced the barbecue, surrounding it by all five cinder blocks. That was about 45minutes ago: so far, it’s held place.

Even with the wind, it’s actually quite nice outside, because it’s so warm.

Good luck with this storm:)

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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