“By crikey, was it windy.”

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“By crikey, was it windy. I thought the roof was coming off.” This quote, from a local resident, was in this morning’s Christchurch newspaper The Press. 

Forrest and I didn’t know whether last night’s wild wind was a regular occurrence or freak storm. Turns out the 133kmh Fran-level winds were extreme. The “by-crikey” woman said she had not seen anything like it in 40 years. The plastic white chairs in our backyard did pole vaulting and we lost an apple and apricot tree.

When Forrest informed the house owners, who are on sabbatical in Wash., DC, the response was there is a chain saw in the garage.

Not happening!