Even though we've had a relatively mild winter as far as snowfall, the wind has made itself known. We've heard and felt it on several days. Nights make it seem even more intense when everything else is quiet and we hear every pounding drop of rain on the window with whistling and creaking as it finds every crevice in and around the house. Such was the case nearly two weeks ago on Jan. 17 when the high wind warning forecast came true. Driving home out in the hills on the outskirts of town just before dark, we saw the ominous clouds gathered en masse and moving quickly our way. Just as we entered the garage, it all let loose with "there she blows" as no exaggeration with wind gusts near 70 miles per hour.