If you’ve seen the news, you know about the incredible flooding in the Northeast, proof that damaging floods can occur year ‘round. Maybe you’ve even thought about buying flood insurance for your home from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Don’t take too long to ponder the idea. Why? Because there is typically a 30-day waiting period before a new flood insurance policy takes effect. A lot can happen in that 30 days. For example, the official start of hurricane season is June 1, and we all know that floods are especially prevalent during hurricane season. The longer you wait to buy flood insurance, the further into hurricane season you’ll be before your policy kicks in. Take time today to learn more about flood insurance by checking out FloodSmart.
Awhile back I wrote about a man who used a strategically-placed bookcase to create a secret room in his home. As a kid, this was something I always dreamed my house would have as an adult. Well, there is a market for everything. Woodfold of Forest Grove, Oregon, sells bookcase doors that can be used to create your own personal secret area in your home. When they make these things, they don't mess around. The bookcase turns on a steel hinge system complete with rollers so it's strong and quiet. The bookcases are available in three different hardwood veneers and in widths of 54" and 66". Woodfold has an established national network of dealers and distributors throughout North America. You can call or write them for a brochure.