Owning a home at the beach seems isn’t cheap and needs a good investment.
But, to be honest, it’s the best thing ever.
I get to wake up to the sound of the ocean, and the birds in my trees. Plus, most evenings I get to watch the magical sunset that happens on the horizon. However, there’s another side to living so close to the water. I came face to face with this each year when it was hurricane season. Though I am not in the direct path of hurricanes, I get the after effect. The rain, water, and so much debris that washes up on my beach. With climate change, things seem to be getting worse, and I got to see that this year. There were hurricane warnings all over the arena, which was too close to home. This had me scared because this hasn’t happened before. Luckily, the freak weather happened away from my area. But it was strong enough to knock the power off. I never went without A/C at the beach home for more than a day. However, it was 3 afternoons before I had power back, and could use the A/C to keep my home cool. This whole incident had me thinking about the future. Now I’m in the process of getting a generator to ensure I have electricity even when the power is out. Plus, I am looking into reinforcing the property just in case I have such exhausting weather next summer. A beach home without A/C can be a literal nightmare given the heat and humidity I get in summer.