What about supplies for repairs?
A friend and colleague asked about the availability of building supplies
So I thought I could talk a little about that here.
I want to specifically thank Home Depot and Lowes in Gulfport for being open fast and open with the right equipment! Right after the storm they had generators and chainsaws. Now, a few weeks later they have loads of power tools – saws, screwdrivers, wood chippers etc, and building supplies overflowing … roofing shingles , sheetrock etc etc.
So in answer to any question as to how easy it is to get hold of building and repair supplies, the answer is … it has been tough at times, but right now it does not appear that there is any shortage. Certainly there is no shortage for the sort of things I have needed.
Speaking of repairs, I had a huge pine tree on top of a mobile home …
Whilst our own home, and the house we own in Gulfport have escaped relatively unscathed, we did have a big pine tree fall on the roof of the small mobile home we have here for rent.
Amazingly there was very little damage. I was able to fix it with my rudementary skills! A little bit of wood, some sheet-tin, some pop rivets, some roofing tar and some Kule Seal paint to finish it all off …
It’s never going to look pretty, but there are a lot of homeless people around here right now. Hopefully we can help a small family get out of a tent and into something more weather-proof for the winter.