Home or Business Over 10 Years Old?
You need to Read This
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Protect your Home and Business from the Brutality of a Florida Storm
by Julia Harrold
While I was researching Florida Storms and Hurricanes, I learned some very interesting facts about the history of the residential and commercial building codes, and how they were redesigned and improved after a major hurricane caused damage and loss of life. Interestingly, I also learned that Ernest Hemingway was a Florida resident, which is the reason for the title of this article. My hope is that you will read this and then do your own research, then take steps to protect your home or business. Replacing your windows, doors and sliding glass doors that are older than 2002, or were installed without a permit is crucial for your safety and peace of mind. They need to be replaced with new impact rated quality glass; this is something every Florida home and/or business owner should be considering now.
Here are some interesting facts about "For Whom the Bell Tolls" from Wikipedia:
Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls in Havana, Cuba; Key West, Florida; and Sun Valley, Idaho in 1939. In Cuba, he lived in the Hotel Ambos-Mundos where he worked on the manuscript. The novel was finished in July 1940 and published in October. It is based on Hemingway's experiences during the Spanish Civil War and features an American protagonist, named Robert Jordan, who fights with Spanish soldiers for the Republicans. The characters in the novel include those who are purely fictional, those based on real people but fictionalized, and those who were actual figures in the war. Set in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range between Madrid and Segovia, the action takes place during four days and three nights. For Whom the Bell Tolls became a Book of the Month Club choice, sold half a million copies within months, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and became a literary triumph for Hemingway. Published on 21 October 1940,