Wind Can Be Quite Powerful

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8 pm tonight; storms have potential for producing damaging winds.
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While my friends in the area experienced actual thunderstorms last night, we only received high winds. While watching TV, we heard the wind sweep down the street and throw our community’s large trash and recycling cans around. We rushed outside and with our neighbor, moved the cans away from the cars and back to their home. While getting them situated, I noticed two bottles of chardonnay–one empty and the other halfway full–tucked behind where one of the cans stood. I picked them up and handed to them husband who emptied the half full one and then put both in the recycling. The three of us quickly rushed back inside to get away from the swirling dirt the wind kicked up.

After I sat back down on the couch, I realized the wine belonged to our neighbor’s wife. She sits on the curb by the cans in the evening (and sometimes mornings) and smokes while talking on the phone. We guessed that she also drank the wine stashed out there.

Sure enough, not five minutes later, the wife and neighbor walked out and checked the bins. We suppose they were looking for the bottles.

I have no issue with the smoking, curb sitting, phone talking, or wine drinking.

I do, however, have an issue with leaving the bottle outside.

Who does that?!?

Chardonnay should be chilled.

Anywho…