Drawing once again from my experience as a Florida native there seems to be a renewed need for sharing the basic rules covering how to properly choose one’s domicile in the ‘Sunshine State’-
Rule #1 Don’t live in a mobile home.
Yes they are inexpensive but that also means they are cheap. In every sense of the word. You get what you pay for and that isn’t much.
Rule #2 Don’t live in a mobile home.
There seems to be an unwritten but often observed law of nature dictating that severe weather of any type is invariably drawn to mobile homes. Take the hint.
Rule #3 Don’t live in a mobile home.
Far too many relatives and friends over the years seem to have chosen a single or double wide to set up house, but then again a lot of people where I came from believe Elvis was kidnapped by aliens. You’re smarter than that…aren’t you?
Rule #4 Don’t live in a mobile home.
Life’s a gamble and you wouldn’t play Russian-roulette with a fully loaded revolver. However some people live as if life was a gambling addiction. How about setting aside some or all of that money spent on weekly lottery tickets for a down payment on a real house?
The idea of what type of home I should live in was never preached or drilled into my head. Simple first-hand, up-close observation was enough to convince me not to take that route. Basic grade school curriculum should include a primer on home ownership complete with graphic photos of the aftermath when weather and mobile homes collide similar to the pictures shown in drivers education classes of fatal vehicle collisions. So in case you need another reminder-
Rule #5 Never, ever, under any circumstances live in a mobile home.