Preparing to evacuate before Hurricane Irma's visit, we moved our balcony furniture in to the master bedroom for safekeeping. The hurricane has passed and the Barrier Islands on the west coast of Florida survived, relatively unscathed - no storm surge, just some wind damage (mainly to native plants and trees). We are back home but have no electricity, which means no AC. Duke Energy is supposed to be coming to the rescue soon. Ugh! I wanted to be as close as possible to a breeze and have been working here all day with the sliders open, enjoying the sights and sounds of the water, drinking my coffee & using my battery-powered laptop. I don't have a water view in my office and did not know what I was missing until Irma dropped by. I love seeing the water -- it's why so many folks want to move here, despite the potential downside. And I LOVE having these high, comfy chairs and sturdy table in the bedroom. I'm keeping them here! Sometimes the law of unintended consequences has a positive effect and the thing we fear the worst has a sliver of a silver lining.

 Blackburn Coastal Realty is a small company that works hard to do BIG things for our clients. I hope you will consider hiring us as your real estate broker the next time you're thinking of selling your property.

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