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February 8, 2008 at 8:27 pm #586363
Three nights of garbage cans rolling around the alley, vent covers banging away and my neighbor’s gate refusing to stay shut. PLEASE NO MORE CRAZY WIND.February 8, 2008 at 8:37 pm #614992
I’m with you! And they canceled the wind advisory? It hasn’t stopped blowing here for three days.
That first night was really bad here. It was an awful lot like last winter’s winds.
I’m ready for spring. My pumpkin and Zuke starts are ready to go outside and so am I!!February 8, 2008 at 9:01 pm #614993
Staying indoors really is starting to be wearisome. I don’t mind walking outside in the cold but the cold and the wind is just brutal.February 8, 2008 at 10:08 pm #614994
Hey it is all pasrt of living in the Pacific Northwest. Stop complaining we are all alive, not having our homes torn apart due to tornadoes as the people in the Southern States. As for being indoors being boring it is what you make it there are plenty of great things anyone can do indoors.February 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm #614995
why do people always take comments to the extreme on here? it’s ok for someone to say they are tired of the wind AND still care about the victims of the tornadoes. some people just need a place to vent a bit. give them a break. keith- i have always had an aversion to wind. sometimes i think rain is better. wind is just annoying, for lack of a better word. here’s to spring!February 8, 2008 at 10:56 pm #614996
I totally agree…I can’t wait until spring. I think sunshine is underrated…hehe. I was diagnosed this winter with a severe Vit. D. deficiency..go figure – lol. I could drink gallons of milk, and still need some…:) We probably all have a deficiency and don’t know it. Erik – another poster on here – is going to spring training…I say we all go with him ;-)February 8, 2008 at 11:12 pm #614997
I bought some D vitamins for that very reason the other day. Sometimes I take a drive down to the water when it’s this windy just to see the waves. Drive down, open a window and listen. That seems to help me cope.February 8, 2008 at 11:39 pm #614998
I still say move or stop the complaining people! Complaining gets really, really old. There is nothing that you or anyone can do about the Wind or the Rain so deal with it people! As for people going to the extremes it seems if someone does not agree with the majority of the people who are on this website you get slammed no matter what the subject matter.February 8, 2008 at 11:45 pm #614999
cinnamon, is the wind making you cranky?
this much wind is not normal.. and anything not normal makes people cranky.
i can tell you that my dogs are not too happy with it. i have to keep curtains closed and noise on somewhere in the house to keep them.. and thus me.. sane.
Sure, it could be worse. i am glad not to be in Minnesota’s weather this winter… and i don’t miss watching a wall cloud thunder in in the summer either… but i still am not enjoying this wind.February 8, 2008 at 11:47 pm #615000
The point of this thread was for people to vent about the weather. If you are not interested in venting about the weather, don’t read the thread.February 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm #615001
Spring training in a month…yes! I won’t be the only pale Seattleite there for sure. And speaking of a bitter wind…I work at Macy’s corporate and since we all found out we’re gone in a couple months…lol. Personally, I’m glad to be rid of the place…but for others?February 9, 2008 at 12:22 am #615002
Ok, everyone go ahead and be complainers! You still can not do Anything about the Wind or the Rain! And I can complain about the people complaining about the weather so it fits this thread. And please do not tell me or anyone what we can read or can not read.
We had a dog for over 15 1/2 years so please I know what it like to have dogs while it is rainy and windy, but I deal with it. It is part of life. This site is becoming more of rant and rave with these people complaining about the rainy/windy weather god forbid and in the Pacific NW no less. Go figure!February 9, 2008 at 12:56 am #615003
It’s been said before – you can’t know everyone’s situation -especially online like this.
Being stuck indoors may be harder on some people than others. As to “being alive and not having our homes torn apart” don’t jump to conclusions. The tornadoes received a lot of media attention, that doesn’t mean that there were no tragedies closer to home.
Many people HAVE lost their homes, livelihoods and lives in recent “Pacific Northwest” weather.
Besides, everyone has to complain about something. We once had a mom at school who complained that her child had to go outside for recess in this “horrible” northwest weather.February 9, 2008 at 1:16 am #615004
I, too, am sick of this wind and rain. I also got vitamin D to get out of the dismal doldrums. All I want to do is take myself down to the cafe and have a Latte! I have been sick with the flu, head cold, pink eyes, and cough since December. I want my favorite cinnamon scone and fat-free latte cravings to go away! Bring on the SUN and Strawberries!February 9, 2008 at 2:06 am #615005February 9, 2008 at 2:10 am #615006
As I am watching the news of the terrible weather on the East Coast and South, my prayers go out to those that have endured severe weather and loss.
Now close to home…Yep…this wind is strange..I dont recall anything like it. BUT I have had the TV and radio off as I listen and watch the wind.I am kinda mesmorized by it.
I look out from the junction toward Vashon and it is so cool to watch the “curtains of rain” then wind, then sun.
However…I wonder where some of my roof shingles have flown off to:)February 9, 2008 at 2:54 am #615007
Erik….so sorry to hear about the job…that sucks, if for no other reason than…gee, you have to look for another one? Not always a fun prospect. But…if you didn’t like the job to begin with, the world is your oyster, huh…and the doors are wide open. Daughter works for Nordstrom (Product Group)..terrific company to work for…maybe switch your allegiance? lol…
when you get to AZ, send some of that sun back quickly…it so lifts the spirits :)February 9, 2008 at 4:01 am #615008
Complaining seems like a good thing to do tonight. Complaining can actually be a very healthy thing. I don’t get people who say things like: don’t complain! smile! sheeesh. Where in the universe is it written that I must always be happy, never complain, always look on the good side? If I don’t like something, I don’t like it! And I really really don’t like people who drive in the passing lane. oooops, wrong thread.
Someone above put it exactly right. The wind is ……..annoying. In some parts of Europe, there is a wind that rushes down through the valleys (the Mistral in France and Italy; Foehn in Germany) in winter and early spring. Some people think it affects them psychologically, making them out of sorts, irritable, and short tempered.
If only we could channel all that wind energy….February 9, 2008 at 5:25 am #615009
Aw, c’mon, cinnamon, it’s not a big serious thing. We all know this weather is part of living here and also that this is an amazingly gorgeous part of the world (and even that our neighborhood is the most gorgeous part of Seattle). But it doesn’t mean I have to be enchanted by every minute of life. So people want to spout off after a lengthy period of the same depressing and yukky stuff! I don’t see any harmfully depressing posts here or anything that intends to diminish any real tragedy that is currently happening. I’m with acemotel, people need to commiserate. When it’s all in good nature, as it feels to me to be here, it helps boost morale to get us through the next 7 days of rain that are forecast. Please let us have our bonding experience! :)February 9, 2008 at 5:51 am #615010
Jill…did you say 7 days? My Weather.com says 10 days….I like your forecast better…hehe. While getting a bit tired of the same ol’same’ol every day, I did venture out to walk to Safeway earlier this evening. It was getting foggy, only misting, was very calm, and it was kind of nice and quiet…peaceful…and not too cold. I enjoyed it…now…I’d enjoy the early evening just as well with a beautiful, calm, quiet SUNset – lol….February 9, 2008 at 6:06 am #615011
Yes, I am complaining about you and everyone who complained about the weather. And apparently you all don’t remember that windy weather is a part of living in the Pacific NW, geez remember last Winter with all the power outages?????
Maybe some people have a problems with the dark and windy weather and it makes them depressed, I like the weather anyway, windy, snowy, rainy, hot and sunny I am not a picky or easily depressed person. I have lived in California, and Alaska and I have been here in Seattle since ’72 so I have experienced different weather patterns and sometimes very little daylight as in Alaska.February 9, 2008 at 6:42 am #615012
On the positive side, we West Seattle-ites can bundle up in our Gore-tex and head over to Beach Drive to watch the waves kicking up. It’s fun to get sprayed by the salty water and taste it on your lips afterward. We often see kids who are absolutely gleeful, enjoying the excitement. The negative side is that I have to get back into my car after about 3 minutes!February 9, 2008 at 6:43 am #615013
Yeesh. I just wanted to vent about the nonstop wind, wasn’t expecting such a blowhard response. Might I suggest you go fly a kite?
Yes, I remember the wind last year and the power outages, which is part of why 3 nights of strong and relentless wind has me a little on edge… that and chasing flyaway garbage cans around at 3 am in my boxer shorts. I hope I’m not caught by a WSB camera. That would really give cinnamon something to complain about.
That all being said, I love my home here and I doubt I’ll ever leave. But I did spend several hours online yesterday perusing getaways in Palm Springs . :)February 9, 2008 at 7:24 am #615014
how come I’m never around when there’s guys running around outside in their boxer shorts….? hehehe…what neighborhood did you say you live in?
Cinnamon…I understand what you’re saying.. I just think you could say it less harshly? We really are a nice bunch of people on here. You’re very lucky that you have no complaints in the world…very lucky indeed. There are so many things that I let slide off my back..life’s too short to bother with quite a few of them…but…you have to admit…a totally sunny day in Seattle…all blue sky, no clouds…seeing the snowcapped Olympics, Cascades, Mt. Rainier..there’s nothing more beautiful…or spirit lifting…February 9, 2008 at 7:26 am #615015
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