My new hurricane guide is up as a permeant fixture of the blog. Hopefully we don’t need any of the advice that is contained within it for years to come, but eventually we will. Thanks to the friends and family that offered advice and feedback on the guide.
Irma came and went and we are alive and well. The battery box performed admirably, but didn’t provide enough cooling. 80+ degree days and nights with very high humidity meant we lost the fridge faster than I had hoped, and sleeping was very dreadful at best. In the end we broke down and now own a generator and window shaker.
As always you learn a lot from these experiences. I am no hurricane expert, but have gathered enough knowledge that I think a guide is in order. For the leathered 3rd generation native Floridian, and the newcomer to our wondrous state. Expect a guide to be posted in the coming weeks.
Until then my only projects this month have involved getting myself and others ready for the hurricane, and cleaning up afterwards. Here is the pile of yard debris I have collected from the storm. I still need to trim the palm tree on the left, and there is a lot of oak trimming that could go on near my shed.