I fell asleep at 11:30 pm last night only to awake at 1:00ish am to the strong winds that sounded like my house was falling down. My stomach started to cramp in worry because I could hear shingles stripping from our roof.....then by 3:00 am the banging started.
I told hubby....his advice: There's nothing you can do about it.
Well, that didn't help me. I went and looked out every window upstairs to see if I could see what was banging. I prayed SO hard that it would not be expensive damage.
Finally, in the spare bedroom I peered out to see the gutter which runs the back length of my house hanging at the middle. It hung from the top to my bottom windows and was banging against my house and my breakfast nook windows. I kept thinking they were going to break them. I moved the table away just in case.
BANG BANG BANG BANG
all effin night....I kept praying and praying....finally by 5:30 am God answered my prayers. The gutter blew upward and tucked behind a pipe vent thingy and got stuck. So no more banging. I finally fell asleep from 5:30 till 6:10 when another huge gust blew through and something flew off either my house or a neighbors and hit the outside wall of my bedroom. It was loud enough it woke my daughter (who managed to sleep through the banging outside her bedroom window all night). I cuddled with her for 5 mins and told her it was the wind. Put her back in her bed, put on my sneakers and ran outside.
Verdict: There goes my income tax return we were going to use to do our flooring and our summer vacation. I now have to replace the gutter across the back, a ton of shingles, and possibly replace a vent on the roof.
I am not a happy homeowner right now. Tis life.
Now I am preparing myself to take 4 kids to the doctor's office. Wish me luck!