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Old 12-08-11, 02:07 PM   #1
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Guess what I am doing this weekend?

Well--- it won't be riding.

We are experiencing some horrific wind up in Scotland. It was well forecast but basically west Scotland was closed down for the day. Winds in excess of 80mph and as the day progressed gusts up to 120-then 135 and then 165 mph recorded. All the time everyone was advised not to travel and not to venture out.

Those winds were not as high down here but it has been a bit windy. Few trees down and plenty of debris on the roads. Got home in the dark and it is not nice out. Had to go down the garden and the bottom of the garden is strewn with rubbish from the other houses in the area. Looks like someone has lost a lot of roofing felt off and extension or flat roof somewhere.

Just about to come in and went to the shed and got slapped in the face by something when I was about 10ft away. Another lump of roofing felt and it stung.

At least I know where the roofing felt has come from now. Better get down the hardware store tomorrow for a few rolls- some mastic and a bag of roofing cleats.
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Old 12-08-11, 02:10 PM   #2
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Ahhh the fields of heather I miss the Royal Inch and not the snow Happy hogmanay be sure to take a lump of COAL
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Old 12-08-11, 02:18 PM   #3
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Wow...sounds like a mess. Those are hurricane force winds. Stay safe.
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Old 12-08-11, 02:42 PM   #4
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I don't know...

"Roofing" and "High Winds" seem to me to be mutually exclusive.

Hopefully the weather will be a bit more settled this weekend.
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Old 12-08-11, 07:00 PM   #5
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I feel sorry for you. Good luck. I am glad I am where I am after reading your post.
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