Some people say that living on the beach is a pleasure.
This is true, but only when you are going to see the beach.
Anyone who owns a beach home knows that though the view and area may be welcoming the weather can be unpredictable and fierce. My family has experienced this first hand as my friend and I have last through at least three odd hurricanes. The most recent one was the worst. To begin with the hurricane itself didn’t seem like it was going to hit us too bad, so my father prepared the beach home in a regular manner. She turned off all the power including the A/C and humidifier and then sited sandbags around the windows and doors to ensure no flooding would occur. It wasn’t until a few hours before the hurricane hit that my friend and I realized the hurricane had shifted and was headed right towards our beach house. My mother and father were quite worried because they worried that the weather would actually take out the house. The hurricane suddenly passed and my father again ventured out to the beach home to check up on everything, however, before even reaching the beach home she had hit a difficult situation. The entire streets had been shut down as many power lines and electric companies had been hit so there wasn’t a way to get past the fallen cables. My father suddenly called our neighbor to see if she could check on the house. It turns out my friend and I were lucky and when our neighbor turned on our power just to check and the A/C started up immediately. She then told us how jealous she was because her home was separate from power and the thick humid air was causing her condo to get absolutely uncomfortable. My father told him he’s more than welcome to stay at the beach home and use our A/C and humidifier until her power came on.