Hurricane Winds Strike

You may have heard about our windy few days experienced here in the upper Midwest.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we had wind gusts strong enough to be classified as a category 3 “Land Hurricane.”  Minnesota experienced a record low barometric pressure creating this incredible “storm.”

But I’m going to start this story with last week…

We had kind of a windy Wednesday (Oct. 20).  Knowing that our golfing days are limited this time of year, Barry and I decided to take the afternoon off to play golf, stupidly thinking it would be the best day that week.  It wasn’t.  Tuesday would have been better.  Anyway, it was probably the windiest conditions that I’ve golfed in.  You had to take the wind into account even while putting!  Barry actually played pretty well, considering….

So what’s the point?  We came home from golf that day to see a large oak lying across the backyard woods, victim of the high winds.  It had a twin that had already lost it’s top, and I guess the combination of wind, dry October and rotted base finally conspired to bring it down.


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