I hope all who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day and ate way to much food. I chose to stay at home because the weather was supposed to be really awful.
The really awful didn't hit until very late night and winds howled and whistle. You could hear things flying around and banging. The wind blew so hard it would turn on my motion detector light. The rain was so loud it sounded like a freight train. I knew my shade slats were really banging and I figured something had come apart. I went out once it was light enough to see and sure enough one slat and ripped off the bracket and was bent in half. I found some heavy duty twine and pulled it back into place and tied it down. The top of the bracket and completely been ripped out of the frame. I couldn't reach that high and sure wasn't going to drag the ladder around the house and I doubt I would even reach then.
It continued to pour until around 11 am. but remained dark and cloudy with a few drizzels in between. I put my DVD of the fire place on with it's crackling fire. Was so comfortable and cozy.
Today I called Mark the maintenance guy and he re attached the bracket to the main frame.
Forecast for this coming week is more rain. Hope to finish my shopping by Monday.
Good Night All