Four years later… Harry Stark, my FIL has been gone that long. Here are our thoughts about this.

It has been the house that ate our lives.   Harry my FIL  has been gone for four years since November 2013.

I don’t talk about this that often here. But hub and I have chosen to  at least think about moving on from all this.   We need to sell and move on and take ourselves and our marriage  away from here. 

Harry’s house as I like to call it has toxic’d itself in and almost out of our lives.  There are way too many repairs and well,  we have  a somebody next door that has made it difficult due to being compulsive OCD about trimming palm trees. This is only the light of it.  

We are still dealing with him being gone.  And we are overwhelmed with “it”.

It is after Irma and we fared well but  we are going to have to sell. 

Fine with me.  We hope to be out before Christmas,  a present to my marriage. We cannot afford to stay.

This is one hazard of living here.

Sorry Harry. We tried.  Loosing you and being discouraged do not mix.

They do not mix.




#Irma. How did we do here? My report… 

I’m off today. It’s almost two days later and we got through this scare.  

It’s like a blizzard day up north. But we have no snow. It’s hot. 

It was a serious amount of wind. I didn’t go “overkill” and board the house up. I laughed at those who did. 

It came at midnight on Monday . The power went out and the underground transformers blew up for a fireworks show. 

Then I could only hold my hub’s hand and lean on him.  It was 2 or 3 am and with no AC it was hot. I peeked it open and could breathe finally.  The wind was bad but we could breathe. 

By that time, it was down to about 50mph.  Then we heard crack and saw this with flashlights.

I have been quiet for too long . My hurricane thoughts here . 

Hurry up and wait. That’s what this is like . I’m not in a shelter I’m hunkering down in a four bedroom two bath house 65 feet up from the beaches.  

I just started a new job teaching at a private school . I’m not into drama. I’m not into all of the news drama anymore. I’m 54 now and I feel another perspective to all of this. 

They are predicting our old house is going to be underwater. Our old apartment is going to be completely underwater. I am laughing because many of them are snobs.  Most of them have built McMansions on mangrove land and it was never meant to have anything on them. 

Fema not going to save their souls. 

This area  has not had a hurricane in 91 years!  Oh look at the lovely house on the lovely  water what a lovely rich day.  Folks, when I moved from there I used to joke that a lot of those ladies came from the same city that book, “The      Help” ridiculed !  

I will help if called. But if you’re stupid you deserve what you get. 

More pics on my street later