Spring break came in like a lamb. Good Friday was bright and in the 70's- the same for Easter Saturday and Sunday. That was about it for sunshine. By the time Monday rolled around, and kiddo got her teeth pulled, the clouds had settled in again and we were in for a typical PNW spring. That was ok with her because all she wanted to do was snuggle up at home and watch Lord of the Rings and eat soft foods for three days while she recovered.
By yesterday it was in the 50's and rainy. Really rainy. Not build an ark rainy, but close.
The wind woke me up at 3:30 this morning. My backyard can get some wind. It swoops in over the wetlands and rushes in between the houses and often scoots the patio furniture around a bit. Not last night. This wasn't gate-rattling, furniture-scooting wind. This was full-on, howling, block the sound of the freeway, tip over the trashcans, shred the roll-up blinds kind of wind. Well, it would have shredded the outdoor roll-up blinds except I took them down when I staged the house for selling. Good thing.
This wind was so loud for so long that I thought for sure I would lose some siding. It whistled, it howled, it screamed and even reached siren pitch a few times during the storm. It sounded like the ring wraiths were coming to get me and my kid and my little dog, too!
I was really glad to be inside a house that protected me from that wind. Sure, it kept me awake for over an hour and a half, but we were warm and dry, and did not lose power. Today we clean up the yard, do some laundry, take a nap, and get ready for the last 10 weeks of school. State tests are looming and my students are struggling. I need to dig deep and get creative and inspire them in countless ways...
Looks like spring break is going out like a lion.