Record Weather

A couple weeks ago, during the big storm, I lay awake late at night feeling the wind rattle the house and wondering whether I put enough support brackets on the new chimney.  I was prepared at any moment to hear it rip off the wall and crash into a heap of bent stainless steel in the yard below.

Luckily, it didn’t.  And not just luckily– also amazingly… because today I read that the wind that evening clocked an all-time local record gust of 78 mph (official measurement, at the airport).  There was also a report of an unofficial measurement of 94 mph a few miles away on Cape Elizabeth.

So, I’m reassured that the chimney can withstand anything it’s likely to encounter now.

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