Saturday, September 25, 2004

House Cleaning

I was doing a little light housekeeping here in The Corner today, I hadn't realized the cobwebs were so bad. I really thought Charley, Frances, and Ivan had blown the corners clean, but they missed a few. While Jeanne may send some wind our way, I doubt (Please! Please! ::wishing and hoping for a hard right turn north::) it will be enough to clean up. don't get me wrong, I'd rather clean a few cobwebs than endure a hurricane. Having lived through hurricanes in my youth (Donna in '60 and Betsy in '65 - btw, Betsy did the same type of loop-de-loop that Jeanne did. Started north, looped around and struck Florida), I am very grateful that Manatee County has dodged the bullet as often as we have. I only wish I could extend that luck or whatever it is to the rest of the state.

I was reading on Drudge a few weeks back that there is something in the current climate changes that is making Florida a "hurricane magnet." I'll admit to not reading the entire article, so I don't remember the why's and wherefore's. After this season, I think there might be something to it.

I'm planning that in the next few years, hopefully in the next five, but surely in the next ten, we'll be building a house somewhere in the beautiful state of Florida. Hurricanes have renewed my interest in building a hurricane-proof, or as hurricane proof as possible, house. Hmmm...poured concrete walls, ceiling, and floors sound good right now. There was a time when I was interested in dome construction. Maybe I'll look into this again.

Just thought of another reason for dome construction: no corners and so no cobwebs in the corners.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

No corners = no cobwebs!! Hah!! I have looked into domes too...interesting dwellings they are....

This hurricane thing is getting old...and I just saw a report that said this could be a trend for the next 25 to 40 years (the frequency and intensity of them)...ugh.

-Jen
crazyisland.net

Deborah said...

25-40 years???!!! Arrrgh!!! Well, in a few years I'll be retired and hopefully we will have enough money to be able to load up the van and get out of harms way for a few weeks. Geez, Louise!