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Huricane Porch

By: jakiseer1

Created Aug 21, 2012 with 1,921 views and 6 ratings

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About This Remodel

I always wanted a porch on the front of my house but no one in the neighborhood had one. I have always been facinated with storms being born in one of the worse huricane in Florida. I could not stand outside and watch one. I was in the Air Force and stationed at Charleston, SC when huricane Hugo dropped in yes on my birthday. Watched most of it rolling in from a porch. Loved the thunder and lighting. So when I got out and moved into the house my grandfather built and mother was raised in I had to have a porch. I had other project going on in my house so I had to put it off. The four hurincanes in a row came thru Florida and yes one of them right on my birthday I new it was destiny for me to have a porch. So I took the money I had been saving from doing online survey's I started building me a porch. I did the drawing and had my uncle put it on blue prints and get it approved down at the city for a permit. Since I new I could not do this a lone I had some of my friends help me out. As it was I had an accident falling thru the the flooring that some one did not secure while painting the collums on the front of my house. It only stopped me from doing some of the work I could always sit in a chair and paint. 7 months later it was finished. As I said my friends helped which they could only come on the weekend when they could get over. My partner and me did what we could so progress was slow. I had some extra ammenities for my porch a handicap ramp for my friends and me but big enough to put the motorcyles had on the porch. Because if you live in Florida you had to have strapping for a catagory 3 hurincane. This meant having the city inspector coming around for everything and there where only a couple. But when the day came and my porch was finished it was to my exact drawing and what I dreamed of. I think my grandfather might have thought that someone might build one onto the house because it was already prepared a nice slab same dimensions of the porch. The pictures tell the story and yes all the motorcycles (3) fit onto the porch because of the ramp and if I have to I can bring them into the house. My little candygirl and me now sit on the porch and watch the storms roll in and this year seems to be the most ever. And of course I work on projects on the porch to keep dry.

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