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The power of wind

Well, we had some really crazy wind last night as the cold front came in, dropping our temperatures from the 70s to the 30s. Not surprisingly, the wind blew all our deck furniture over to one side of the deck. Surprisingly, the nearly 8 foot long dining table, with a big (closed!) umbrella through it attached to a giant HEAVY base filled with sand decided to rip itself to pieces, depositing the giant glass table top onto the deck at high speed, and the rest of the table and much of the glass went over the side of the deck. It’s much easier to explain with pictures.

Table before (sorry, no pic with umbrella):

Table this morning:

Rest of table:

So, we spent the morning vacuuming the grass (how often do you hear that?) since it was completely full of glass, and cleaning the deck and walkway etc. Now we need to go table shopping.



  1. timojhen
    April 8, 2007

    Wow. It woke me up a couple of times, but that’s impressive!


  2. Scott Nolan
    April 10, 2007

    Wow – that even beats our story about the wind taking our table center umbrella, and impaling the hot-tub cover with the center pole!

    Hope the paws and feet remain glass free.