I was thinking that it would be good to finally live in a home with no risk of tree destruction.
In two of the locales I have lived in the course of our life, falling tree limbs while in thunderstorms caused dire roof destruction to the building.
Quite a few of those instances occurred while in a tropical storm and I was distraught I would have a moldy attic from the rain pouring down through the hole in the roof. As lucky as I was to only need new shingles and had only extremely low water destruction, it was a stressful situation with a lasting impact on our mental health. You can’t control this all of the time, although I set out to try to only live in houses where I could avoid problems with falling tree debris. When I found this home that had genuinely no tree coverage, I was ecstatic to say the very least. I figured I had finally ended our search for the perfect apartment for the dangerous storm season here in the southeast. But, when the first Summer rolled around in our new house, I realized I had overlooked something large. During the days living in homes with lots of shade, I took for granted how much it affected our energy expenses for the good. Once that shade was taken away, I had a very expensive electric bill from increased use. With the sunshine beating down on our roof all day long, it made the home warmer and thus harder to keep cool even under the best circumstances with the strongest money can purchase. Maybe I should have appreciated our shade when I still had it, however now I can’t get it back.