I hate it when this happens! I'm down in my office and need to get up to the house, but the wind is howling, the rain has been pounding, and fairly large branches are flying around like missiles out there. They keep slamming against the walls of my office and scaring the heck of my poor little kitty who is hiding between my feet at the moment. But this can get to be a real pain at times. The old growth tree is between me and everything else, and in a wind storm, that tree is extremely dangerous...not to mention everything else flying around. Its a good problem but this winter has been something else. We are something like 220% of normal for Jan, we were way over for Dec, and I think they have about a thousand feet of snow on the mountains.