End of the Season

November 30th, 2005

2005.09.02-13.32.21/tornado.jpgToday is the last day of the 2005 hurricane season, and I’m not sorry to see it end. After many years of dodging major hurricanes, we got a big-time scare this year. As it turned out, all our house saw of Hurricane Rita was tropical storm force winds; our suffering, minor though it was, was all on the road. If we’d stayed home, we’d have been just fine, but when you’ve got a cagegory 4 or 5 storm bearing down on you it’s hard to take that risk. At the top of my list of things to buy before next hurricane season: some 5-gallon gas cans and a roof rack for the van.

I have finally put away all the plywood we cut for the windows. Wednesday and Friday of last week, I bought some angle iron, used some leftover 8×10 timbers, and built myself a rack above the garage door on which to store the plywood. It’s now all stored and out of the way, although much of the scrap plywood is still on the garage floor. Some of that scrap is large enough to keep and use in future projects, so I need to figure out where I’m going to store it.

3 Responses to “End of the Season”

  1. brem Says:

    Did you identify each piece of plywood for later use?



  2. Jim Says:

    Absolutely! When we took them down we numbered each piece with spray paint. The numbers correspond to a diagram in my notebook, although the numbering would be easy to reconstruct without the diagram: the windows are numbered left to right, top to bottom, front of the house then back.

    However, I really hope I never need those numbers again.

  3. Leigh Ann Says:

    I hope you never have to use them again either!