Thursday, October 6, 2016
Buying in Florida, huh?
In 2004 we thought we would settle down, maybe buy home with a foundation, but keep the motor home. We found a nice spot in Tavares on Lake Dora. Shucks, we were on the southern entrance to the famous and beautiful 'Dora Canal'.
Within a few months we were hit by three hurricanes. We sold the place in about 2 years because it did not move and we were missing the TRAVELING.
NOW again, about 8 years later we buy again. What happens immediately? Hurricane Matthew plans to show up and has NO INVITATION! When you see or hear Sanford in the news that is about 3-8 miles southwest of our home. The house is about 26 miles from the beach and 23 miles from Orlando.
The lower right hand corner is Titusville, the outland is Cape Canaveral
We are settled here at Wildwood, which is a little west of center of the state.
I spent a good part of the day reinstalling and adjusting the 80lb jack I had to remove when we got stuck. It is back in place and working.
WE will be here until the storm passes Daytona, then we will move to Orlando and go check on our home.
Thanks everyone for the concerned phone calls, texts and e-mails. But we are about as safe as we could be in the state of Florida.
Even in North Carolina on our anniversary Hugo came calling. We slept through the night because I did not believe a hurricane could come 200 miles inland. Boy was I wrong. WE had lost about 15 large trees on our big lot and a few shingles, when we woke up. WE were blessed, not a tree touched out house.
So this is not our first rodeo, but no one can predict exactly what a hurricane will do. We will try to relax and let nature take it's course, IT IS GOING TO ANYWAY AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP IT. Storms miss some folk who are praying and devastates some who are praying (but we still pray). HE said, "It rains on the just and unjust!"
BUT of course we do appreciate your support in thoughts and prayers, it would be a little ignorant to turn prayers down.
1946 Buick up and 1946 Dodge down