Back In CA

I flew from PBI to LAX last night, partly because I needed a break and wanted to be home, but mostly because corporate taxes are due on Monday. And I’m going to Orlando Sunday for the AIAA meeting, then back down to south Florida, hopefully to finish things up at the house, and finally (a year after we started, and were interrupted by Hurricane Irma) get it on the market and sold.

6 thoughts on “Back In CA”

  1. I was wondering… How is house construction changed in hurricane zones?

    A nuclear bunker can survive the winds but not the flooding.

    1. Flooding and wind are two separate issues. We’re several miles from the coast, so our biggest concern (absent a tsumami from the Canary Islands collapsing) is wind. New codes require either shutters or impact windows (we put up plywood over them last year for Irma). It’s a wood-frame house, and had masonite and vinyl, and didn’t meet current code (though if someone wanted to purchase as is, it would be grandfathered). But we stripped down to the studs, put up 5/8″ plywood, and then we’re siding with a concrete product (a lot of construction down there, including our 50 YO house in Boca we sold last year, is concrete-block construction).

      We put in new front, side and patio doors, which are all impact, and a new window in a garage conversion to a bedroom, which is also impact, but the remaining windows would have to be shuttered, boarded, or replaced in a storm. We’ll let the new owners decide how they want to handle that, but I’m hopeful that past the peak of the season, it’s not an urgent issue. Bastardi seems to think that things will quiet down soon, and I think the chances that we’ll get a storm we have to protect windows from at this point are slim.

  2. partly because I needed a break and wanted to be home, but mostly because corporate taxes are due on Monday.

    Looks like you have been really busy working on the house and doing taxes is just the thing to do to unwind.

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