Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Dro, Oh My!

Missouri is all about extreme weather.  The old saying of “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, because it will change”, is 100% true here.  It’s either flooding, drought, invasion of cicadas, blizzards, tornadoes, land hurricanes, extreme heat, ice storms, earthquakes… normal doesn’t register here.

Fly-by-night roofing and car repair shops actually set up real buildings here.  No joke. 

And sometimes just trying to keep up with mother nature out here can cost a fortune. 

Just in the past year we have lost twelve adult trees in our front yard, had our entire utility box pulled off of our house (okay so that might have been from a big truck pulling down the wires from the street and catching our yard on fire), hail damage, and now as of last night, shingles flying off our roof.

Which is why I found it funny when Military VA Loans asked if I could share some thoughts on home remodeling… um yeah.  Big time.  Matter of fact I’m hoping to be looking at shingle samples by next week.  (Like insurance companies can even work that fast, but still.)

I just hope that the insurance company and the roofer guys work faster at repairing our roof, than I do at remodeling the inside of our home.  Because, really, who takes a year and a half to finish a bedroom update?  And too, I don’t believe that the goat will be too fond of strangers trampling around her yard.

But at least, hopefully, we’ll be getting a new roof.  And one more project will be finished.  Now to find a way to get tha kitchen and bedroom done…

And thanks again Military VA Loans for offering up the topic!

How’s the weather been treating your home???

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10 responses to “Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Dro, Oh My!

  1. YIKES!! We have been fortunate to have fairly mild weather starting with last winter and moving through the summer. *knocking wood*

  2. Hrrrm, looks like the toddler edited my title. *never leave computer unattended* Oy.

  3. well- Canada is cold but we rarely get even twisters- once a year? And they might damage a roof over there, a tree here- nothing like what the southern States gets. I guess our cold with deep snow, slippery, slushy, rutted roads, and ice storms are our pain in the neck. You get the warmth BUT the hurricanes

  4. We use exactly that expression to describe the weather here in Alberta. If you don’t like it, wait a minute! It really is true. Tornadoes are rare, this far north, be we get our fair share (more than) of shingle stripping hail storms, floods due to hail-matted storm-sewer drains, baking heat, lightning strikes, and general natural mayhem. I won’t talk about the kind of winters we get in the northern prairies. It’s better that way.

    • Again with the winters, it gives me nightmares. I’m already into the seasonal depression stuff, and it’s only dipped into the forties here!

  5. We get a fair amount of weather, but nothing like that!
    Although sometimes I wish something would happen to my house so I can move! Only a little…

    • That’s how we have been. We need a new roof, and weve just been waiting for the right storm to come through. The adjuster comes out today, I hope, hope, pray he let’s it happen.

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