Day 49

If I finish this in the next 15 minutes I will get a note from WP congratulating me on 13  successive days of posting. I’m not sure what business it is of theirs, or why they think a condescending pat on the head contributes anything good to my WP experience.

What would contribute to the experience is an editing system that worked as well as the old, non-improved version, an an absence of improvements that cause more problems than they are worth.

It was a quiet day at work, apart from the wind. Storm Eunice, having arrived in the night and blown a few things about, blew a bit more about in the afternoon, then made a comeback in the evening but as far as we are concerned has not been a great nuisance.

The fastest gust recorded was 122 mph,  the fastest round here was 68, so you can see how much of it we escaped. When I lived out in the Fens we often had winter gusts stronger than that – you could actually see telegraph poles bending in the wind when it got going. Of course, that was in the days when we didn’t have “amber weather warnings” and the internet.

This film is quite impressive, but apart from that I’m not sure that the internet is a great benefit in times like this. I just need to know the weather is bad – I don’t need up to the minute coverage.

Looks like I’m going to sneak in and post before midnight, though it always surprises me how long it takes to finish up. At least I don’t need a title!

I hope that everyone reading this has escaped too much disruption from the storm, I’m always grateful when the wind drops as I tend to worry more as I get older.

18 thoughts on “Day 49

  1. Helen

    Well, my first comment seemed to have disappeared into the ether but you may end up with two. Anyway, I hope today’s storm will not disrupt you.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      No, we just seem to be having a grey, damp day with a stiffish breeze at times and a few raindrops from time to time. I’d call it “weather” rather than a storm. I am told that Leeds had snow yesterday. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    Perhaps the dire warnings made more people behave sensibly and as a result less people were injured by crashing into trees while driving or being hit by flying debris. Ask Mr Fish about the perils of underpredicting a storm.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      It’s possible. They were discussing that on the radio this lunchtime (I only did half a day at work today so listened in the car). Having driven in snow a lot over the years for work, I have views on people who pop out when they don’t need to and then block a road . . .

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        It’s a slippery slope. If you start taking action against them who else would you take action against. My favourite targets would be those idiots who walk in the mountains in snowy weather then cause massive inconvenience to the ambulance service, helicopters and mountain rescue volunteers. Actually . . .

  3. Lavinia Ross

    I am glad you and Julia escaped the worst of the windstorm. Today should be reasonable here, but tomorrow we plunge into some really cold weather, possibly snow.

  4. bitaboutbritain

    Despite the fact that the storms have been, sadly, fatal in places, the impact has been varied as you say. I do get the impression that journalists like to talk up disaster. On this morning’s news, there was no other story.


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