The kind of windy that makes me all on edge and jumpy and squeally and turn into a wind wimp.
But this time I wasn't overreacting.
They even extended the news by half an hour to talk about the two people who died in the winds, the 160 people injured, the trucks and busses that overturned, the torrential rain, the hail, the 150km/h winds, the planes and trains that couldn't run, the huge waves and the fact that while this bears all the hallmarks of a typhoon it most definitely isn't for some weird meteorological reason to do with warm and cool air currents that I didn't understand...
We live in an old house. An old house with an even older house behind us on our property. The even older house has a new(er) roof on it after the original roof was blown off in a storm....
Our house had no balcony when we bought it (balcony door, just no balcony) because the balcony blew off in a storm....
So, you see I really think there is a valid reason for being a little freaked by the wind. A little ooooo eeee errrr jumpy even.
But today all that happened so far that I have noticed is two of the roof panels blew off the chook cage. This is not fabulous but compared to you know our roof coming off it's not too tragic. K and I will just have to get out there tomorrow before work and give it a go at fixing it. For now they still have shelter where they sleep and there is wire netting surrounding them so nocturnal predators are no problem but sheesh.... enough with the wind already!
I saw this on FB and felt relieved- Nagano is the long yellow bit with the black spot in the middle (the black spot is actually the very beautiful Lake Suwa with the unfortunate name) and we were one of only a handful of places with only a secondary advisory type warning and not a full blown warning warning.
Then just now I went to show K and share the smugness and I just logged on to the site and damn it- we got upgraded to warning warning.
At least now I feel like less of a wimp for being so freaked out about the wind though. I'm not freaked out about mere advisory winds you see. Pah. Don't be ridiculous. Only full-on warning warning winds scare me!
oooo eeeee errrrrr jump!