Sunday, January 22, 2012
I had hoped to tell all of you that progress has been made on the Doryman Melonseed. Nature has other plans.
For the last week, the coast of Oregon has been buffeted by winds up to 100 miles per hour.
One night, when the winds approached Beaufort 12, rain fell in sheets and all hatches were battened down tight, a neighbor's tree fell on my car. The tree did not actually fall down, it's top snapped off 20 feet up and spun over the car to damage the opposite side.
When you live in an extreme environment, winter storms become second nature and residents are resilient. Everyone bands together after such an event to help clean up.
Except the insurance company.
The insurance people tell me my property is not covered in the event a tree falls during a storm. How absurd is that? That's why we purchase insurance, isn't it?
The damage to the car is not disabling, but will cost more than I can afford (the boat building business is deep in the red right now.)
Does anyone want a somewhat damaged car that runs well, for a really good deal?...
...didn't think so.........