Posts Tagged: Hurricane Wilma

I’m uncomfortable being a meanie

I’ve been in a posting rut for a few days. Not because I’m lacking things I want to ramble about. Something difficult is freezing me. It all stems from the fact that I’m uncomfortable being a meanie. If I was to analyze the most paralyzing reasons why I procrastinate, being a meanie would be at… Read more »

Arboreal aggravation

I had all sorts of witticisms and puns planned to open this post, but I decided, nah, my current and expected aggravation with my Homeowners’ Association (HOA) suggests a more sober tone. My home is just about perfect for me. Three bedrooms (meaning two to fill up and one to sleep in), a nice sized… Read more »

There’s more than humidity in the South Florida air

Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a little scurred. I think I’d be stupid not to be. This house is old. Not Jackie Gleason 60’s old, but pre-Hurricane Andrew 80’s old. That means pre-tougher building codes. My house layout has the back side of the house facing east. That whole side is basically sliding glass doors… Read more »

Mother Nature has no party affiliation

The left hates the right. The right hates the left. The middle hates them both. The poor hate the rich. The Klan hates the blacks. The Nazis hate the Jews. Everyone hates the Nazis. Country folk hate city folk. And vice versa. And on and on. We have deep-rooted hatreds in America. Despite our “enlightened”… Read more »

From Hell’s heart I stab at thee…

Hey, give a guy a little dramatic license, it’s better than “Nyahh, nyahh!” I watch my neighbors with equal parts amusement and jealousy as they put up everything from plywood sheets to metal storm shutters. Harsh times are nearly howling at our doorsteps. My own home is protected by nothing more than standard construction materials… Read more »

Repairmen at the gate

Owning a home is one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences in life. I can still recall the overwhelming feeling of pride I had when entering this house, 20 years ago, and inhaling that fresh sense of accomplishment. And in just 2 more years, I’ll actually own it! A little over seven years ago,… Read more »