I'm always quick to big up Colorado, but boy if there is a downside, it's the wicked wind storms we get in early spring and late fall. This morning's Aeolian exertions blew apart almost one whole side of our fence (and you don't build dainty little white picket numbers in this state: you go for barracks quality). It also dragged our gas grill (complete with heavy tank) six feet across our upper level deck and crashing down the stairs to the ground below. We're also less a worrisome number of roof panels. No fun, especially the week before we have to leave the country. Elsewhere in the neighborhood there were light poles knocked down, sheds upended and debris everywhere. Not a safe time to be out of doors.
Oh well. Can't have it all.