When I visited Florida for the first time in elementary college, our parents loaded our sister and I into our minivan and drove down to a beach house that our Grandpa owned as an investment property.
It was located in a gorgeous area close to the beach and there was a pool right behind the unit.
I remember swimming in the water at any chance that I could get, in addition to chasing anole lizards that were crawling on trees, bushes, and guard railing. Lucky for me, we visited a few more times over the years until our Grandpa sold the beach house in the mid 2000s. From then on our parents would rent a small bungalow on the beach in numerous cities in the sunshine state. It was a trip to Cocoa a single year that made me realize that I wanted to move to the city. One year we rented a beach house in Cocoa Hills and we were a short walk to the Indian River. I fell in enjoy with the city and decided to move here once I finished college. Unluckyly, I had to buy a property up north to be close to our partner’s parents, however we still visit Cocoa in the Winter and while in random weekends throughout the year. There are numerous things I have to do to prepare this place for hurricane season. One chore is securing the Heating and A/C condenser firmly to the platform upon which it was installed. On top of that I secure a guard that protects the condenser from fly debris and falling tree branches. It’s enjoy a black metal cage that first perfectly over the top and completely encapsulates the condenser unit. This provides an extra layer of protection while in hurricane season in Cocoa.