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Old 03.01.2018, 12:38
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Re: Weather!

Wow blowing indeed- spent morning securing stuff in garden- neighbours chimney has almost come down- and no electricity until just now.
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Old 03.01.2018, 13:10
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Re: Weather!

And it's finished in Basel.
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Old 03.01.2018, 13:16
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Re: Weather!

nothing until half an hour ago in Prättigau.
Now the storm came and electricity is gone.
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Old 03.01.2018, 13:18
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nothing until half an hour ago in Prättigau.
Now the storm came and electricity is gone.
And you're online?
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Old 03.01.2018, 14:01
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And you're online?
back now but we have a mobile hotspot with a battery.
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Old 03.01.2018, 14:04
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Re: Weather!

Switched my PC off for a while since the lights were flickering and internet lost. Still blowing out there, but not quite as bad as before.
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Old 03.01.2018, 15:03
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We've lost some roof ridge tiles.

Now I'm not really not convinced that the last company that took them off (two years ago) did a very good job as it's not amazingly windy here.
I've just been up on our roof to take some photos for the insurance company.

I was right - there's a section of four or five ridge tiles which are missing their retaining clips. It was a couple of these that blew of (taking other flat tiles with them on the way down).

We didn't employ the people that did the roof last time but I'll find out who they were to make sure I don't use them in future.

Apart from getting one kitchen done here -In ten years I haven't had a single job done here in Switzerland by tradesmen where they haven't screwed up in some way or other.

Don't people take pride in their work any more?

Rant over.
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Old 03.01.2018, 15:16
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Re: Weather!

Nothing much to report here, except our neighbour's 6'x7' gate blew off it's hinges and almost went hurtling into the main road. Weird thing though, the gate has a drop bolt into the ground which stayed in place, so the gate was swinging from that.
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Old 03.01.2018, 17:58
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we wanted to go home this afternoon but halfway down the mountain, the road was blocked by trees and will not be cleaned until tomorrow.

another night with wine and fondue...
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Old 03.01.2018, 18:26
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we wanted to go home this afternoon but halfway down the mountain, the road was blocked by trees and will not be cleaned until tomorrow.

another night with wine and fondue...
You poor thing. Is the road free to come up?
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Old 04.01.2018, 10:47
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Re: Weather!

Pouring with rain, yuk - rivers and waterfalls going crazy.
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Old 04.01.2018, 11:05
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Re: Weather!

Lots of rain, not too much wind in geneva
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Old 04.01.2018, 12:14
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Re: Weather!

Yeah, been raining here all day too, but at least the wind's died down a bit. Farmer across from us got some wind damage to one of his buildings yesterday.
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Old 04.01.2018, 13:13
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Re: Weather!

Rain, rain, rain, rain rain and more rain here.
on the bright side, it's not windy anymore.
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Old 04.01.2018, 15:28
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Re: Weather!

first: snow, snow, snow

and then we finally drove down: rain, rain, rain

missing it now already
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Old 04.01.2018, 15:49
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Re: Weather!

Sun, sun, sun around here.

You all live in the wrong parts.

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Old 04.01.2018, 16:01
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Sun, sun, sun around here.

You all live in the wrong parts.
I hear snow, snow, snow is coming your way on Saturday.

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Old 04.01.2018, 16:06
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I hear snow, snow, snow is coming your way on Saturday.

http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/home....&date=20180106
I heard that Ticino was going to experience frogs, locusts and several million visitors from Svizzera Interna.
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Old 04.01.2018, 16:13
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I hear snow, snow, snow is coming your way on Saturday.

http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/home....&date=20180106
You heard wrong.

The correct answer is rain, rain rain (which will hopefully wash away the remaining snow, if any).

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Old 05.01.2018, 15:59
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Re: Weather!

as the sun came out, we decided to go out with camera to some of the sources of rivers around here and the waterfall - but the Canton and local councils have made all rivers banks and the lake out of bounds to public, as it is just too dangerous at the moment. Jakuzzi time instead
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