Back in Florida
By Jeanne Marie
January 12, 2018 10:21am CST
I am now back in Florida, wishing I had missed the sub zero weather altogether but grateful for small mercies that allow me to live here for most of the winter. All was not well with my house after the hurricane last summer, Hurricane Irma. I lost most of the shingles on my roof, so had it patched until it dried out. They were supposed to reroof by Nov but did not until now. Roofers are crawling around my roof at this moment finishing up. I stepped on an upturned roofing nail on my first walk up to the front door and spent the afternoon in the urgent care awaiting a tetanus shot and treatment. I put on sturdier shoes to carry in my suitcases and stepped on another hidden roofing nail. No extra treatment needed as it barely punctured the skin due to the sturdier soles of my shoes. But enough to make the other foot sore as well. Not good as I'm leaving on a cruise Sunday and the ship is the 2nd largest in the world. That translates into a lot of walking. But I thought all was well on the inside as I had it inspected after the hurricane. Apparently the patching wasn't enough as the ceiling is coming down in one place and is discolored in another. My nephew, the contractor is having it fixed while I'm away next week but that's more dollars. Plus new drapes as the dirty water ruined them. No more cruising as I have to replace my savings now that it's been ransacked by roofers. However, I am going to just relax and enjoy the Eastern Caribbean and thank heaven I didn't book the Western where there was a major earthquake last week.
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• Greencastle, Indiana
wow that wasn't good with the roofing nails I'd be on the cruise after all that but if it wasn't me I would just tare the place down & sell the property & move out of Fla cause I went through Ivan & Dennis that was enough for me after being there 20 yrs it was time to find a better place.
• United States
I'm going to think seriously of just renting it out from here on out. I can visit Florida in the winter by spending a few weeks with my sister here in Tampa and my sister in law in Miami. Add in a cruise or two and That should get me through winter every year!