6/1/11

What June 1st Means to all us South Floridians

So today is the first day of June (omg, June already?) and if you happen to be a south Floridian native like myself, then you know it means something else too. June 1st marks the first day of:
And the forecast doesnt look so promising. . . .

This years season is going to be a little different tho, seeing that we now own our first home. Growing up, Im not sure why, but I always looked forward to hurricane season. It was kind of like comparing winter for you northerners. Us southerners never got snow days, well, because we never got snow. But what we did get was hurricane days. Heck, in college, we actually got hurricane weeks. Yes plural. Hurricane Wilma took out the power for 3 weeks straight. And my college, Florida Atlantic University, had an "all-for-one" policy for their campuses. Meaning if one campus was closed, then all campuses were closed. And it always felt like we were Swiss Family Robertson, boiling water outside to take showers, grilling everything that was in the freezer for dinner or it would go bad, sleeping with every single window and door open (remember no A/C + SoFl = bad stuff), and playing old board games by candle light. Of course i think now there are literally like 4 generators between our family, so we do have the essentials when necessary (you know like Cell Phones, laptops, and blow dryers, the important stuff)
So in lieu of the official beginning of Hurricane season, I figured I would finally do my post on our new roof. (wanna catch up? go here, here, and here)
The roof has actually been finished since April 28th, but since Im a procrasinator Im just now getting around to posting about it. Surprisingly, once the work actually got started, the progress went very quickly. One of the company's partners was actually at my house on a Sunday afternoon making sure everything was finished before the final inspection happened.
tearing off the old roof
old roof gone
first layer of new roof

 
the dogs were in heaven inside the house
(because they werent allowed out back while the roofers were here)
(sorry about the inappropriate angle of the dog lol)
if my grass wasnt dead before, it sure is now :(
fixing the flat roof in the garage
And as usual, I saved the best for last:
We are soooo incredibly happy with how it all turned out. Our roofers did a great job. And weve gone through a few torrential down pours since and no leaks as of yet. Now all we have to do is decide on a color to paint the house. Neither of us are really digging the whole pink house thing.



p.s. and for those of you who asked about the armoir in the bedroom, lets just say my cat isnt just named after a character in the spiderman movies ;)

2 comments:

  1. We live in SW fl and I am so not looking forward to hurricane season! I used go love it as a kid because I didn't have a home to worry about! But now that I'm a grown up I hate it! Putting up hurricane shutters is such a pain the. You have to worry about having enough non perishables and a generator! Etc etc etc!!!

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  2. ahhh! i hope the season comes & goes totally uneventfully for you. congrats on the new roof... it looks great :)

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