we had all the photos with us in a large Rubbermaid type 5
gallon container with a lid. We didn't buy the tonnau cover for the bed of the
truck yet so we used a tarp (bought brand new) but it leaked and filled the
bucket with water. If the tarp held, we wouldn't have lost all those photos.
We got a bid on our roof. Tomorrow he is coming to do a serious patch job and
replace the tiles blown off. At least that will keep us dry until he can do the
full job. It was a very reasonable quote so in a few weeks or at least within a
couple of months, we will hopefully have a new roof.
He did the roof on our
garage and not one tile came loose or fell off, so we know he does good work.
Our quote is for 2600.00 to do the whole roof including adding 2 foot overhang
all around and adding an area that will make the roof equal on the front door
area. It's kind of off set right now.
Right now, I just glad we actually had a home to come to. Now we are going to
fix it up to get ready to sell. Had enough of the coast and are ready to go. We
have wanted to move for years, so with this, we are preparing our house to put
on the market and get out............hopefully we can do all this within 2
years. John retires in two years so that is our goal for leaving.
We will have an "overkill" on our insurance, but with a house that is
already paid for, it will really help if something happens. Also, with a paid
off house, it makes it easy to sell. Whatever we can get (within reason), we
will take and leave the state of Texas.
Right now, we are focusing on the Great Smokey Mountains area. No particular
place, but way off coast!