Daylight Saving Time  

rm_bucfannn 62M/61F
1805 posts
4/1/2006 8:04 pm

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Daylight Saving Time

This is the time of the year I absolutely hate. Spring ahead. Bleah. This means summer is coming. Cripes almighty, I fricking hate summer in FL. Humidity is overpowering, the rain, the hurricanes. I hate it.

My homeowners insurance went up 67% from last year. And, from what I understand, this "trend" in the weather is going to continue for 15-20 yrs or more. Who is going to be able to afford to live here? Not me, that's for sure.

I just hope the next 8 months goes by quickly. I'm already looking forward to next winter

softnlush 54F

4/2/2006 4:47 am

I feel exactly the same way...not a homeowner but owner of HAIR that is not Florida summer friendly..chi chi are you there??? lol


rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 7:54 am:
Yes well, you have a LOT more hair than I do, but, mine is naturally curly/wavy, and in the summer, it frizzes in this fricking humidity. I usually wear it up. Easier, that way.

oldude1946 72M

4/2/2006 5:42 am

You should get out of there and go to the Piney Woods.Naked Coffee Drinkers Club

rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 7:54 am:
You know, that might be my FIRST stop when I leave this swamp


sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
4/2/2006 8:53 am

Well I loved spring and I hated summer while I was in America last year. I just simply hate summer because that's the kind of weather in Malaysia all year round Never experienced winter so no comment

rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 10:08 am:
Spring is very nice, (what little we do get here), but summer? Bleah. It's so fricking HOT and humid. If I didn't have air conditioning, I'd be wilted til November.

Nice to see you again, Sassy

*hugs and smooches*

rm_MisterFrumpy 47M
428 posts
4/2/2006 10:00 am

well the insurance thing is just going to get worse, and it seems no one will be able to afford to live on the water for long.

if you're within 10 miles of the ocean you likely have that Citizens insurance crap since most other insurance carriers wont write policies for those people anymore. Citizens is expensive as hell and worse, its state run and EVERY home owner in florida has to pay a giant surcharge to help pay for it whether they have Citizens or not...

i kind of like summer, not for the heat but the storms are amazing to me LOL
some women really dig the thunder, lightning and rain...find a new way to experience it

rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 10:06 am:
Nope, I have Natiowide Insurance. When I renewed, (and bitched about the bill), I was told I should consider myself lucky that I still have insurance. I'm about 2 miles or so, (as the crow flies), from the gulf. I couldn't afford Citizens... its like triple of what I pay now, and I can barely afford what I have. Thank God for my tax refund.

piamatter 45F

4/2/2006 12:58 pm

Hey bucfan - wanna do a house swap? I love the way the air feels just before a storm. I go for a drive to the beach with the windows down and enjoy the charged atmosphere. Love to be back home before the lightining starts though.

Just got my insurance increase too though, up $400 from last year. Yikes! Small price to pay for paradise though.


rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 2:56 pm:
In 2 yrs, my insurance went up from 438.00 to just under 1200.00. And, I don't foresee it staying that price next year. Of course, we can get lucky and Florida can stay out of the line of fire, but, what are the odds of that happening? I shudder at the thought. But, I too, love storms. The way the air is charged and, of course, the lightning here is spectacular. But, I hate the never-ending humidity.

As usual, I will start buying my 'cane supplies in 2 months. Always a good excuse to get a case of Twinkies

Have a good Sunday


AltumHunksUnite 54M

4/2/2006 7:13 pm

The increased insurance rates have been devastating for some folks.

Let me drive. I like the view

rm_bucfannn replies on 4/2/2006 7:29 pm:
Yep, and pretty soon, I'm going to be one of those folks... sigh...EVERYONE gets one way or another. It needs to stop. There has to be regulation of some kind.

Ah well. I really didn't want to rant.


HeardLankaMalls 56M
2925 posts
4/3/2006 8:27 am

Stay safe Fann

rm_bucfannn replies on 4/3/2006 9:34 am:
Thank you, Cor. At least I have 2 WHOLE months to prepare. I hate hurricane season. I've lived in this swamp for 34 yrs, and have NEVER seen such activity as in the last 3 yrs. I don't care for it much...


Tone_33756 56M

4/5/2006 6:47 am

I guess this blog would be a poor place to say how much I'm looking forward to getting my sun tan back???!?! LOL

In a way, I hope homeowners insurance goes up 5,000 percent so I can FINALLY move back to Arkansas!!!!

PS: I'll help you get thru the summer my dear

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