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Old 02-13-2013, 06:26 AM
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As I put the trash out this morning I noticed the sidewalk along the street is completely free of any trash or stray leaves. It looks better than if i had blown all of it with a leaf blower.

I did not, of course.

Day before yesterday we had very high winds all day.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:37 AM
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As I put the trash out this morning I noticed the sidewalk along the street is completely free of any trash or stray leaves. It looks better than if i had blown all of it with a leaf blower.

I did not, of course.

Day before yesterday we had very high winds all day.
I love those late fall windy days. A couple years I've gotten out of raking leaves.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:46 AM
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Those same winds came through here, gusts up to 50, I believe. It blew one of the aluminum awnings on the windows loose, but not off. My neighbor's son is going to repair it for me later this afternoon.

It blew all the leaves down the hill and into the creek...
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:55 AM
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It was perfect. Strong enough to clean up but not strong enough to take any new trees or limbs down in my little woods.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:08 AM
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Tom, do you live in Altus, Oklahoma?

When I read your post it reminded me of a guy I was in the Army with, who was from Altus, Oklahoma. He said that in Altus, they used a log chain and an anvil for a windsock.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:52 AM
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We get the same effect, but we are the downwind house that GETS all of the trash and leaves from our neighbors who live upwind....

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