Saturday, August 13, 2005

Driven Rain



It is possible to get obsessive about the wind when one is both exposed to its effects and dependent upon it for power. The turbine is spinning so hard on the roof I fear it might take off down river, but it is still exhilarating to watch the amps peak at 11.88 and to hear on the shipping forecast that there may be a force 8 gale outside. I have reinforced the plastic sheeting at the windows with most of the gaffa tape, just in time to keep out this driven rain. The tower is swaying a little under the constant noisy buffeting and something just clattered down the side. I hope to stay tucked up inside.