Steve Hanley's Life in South Florida Blog

June 18, 2018
South Florida Climate Map

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get

Okay, I didn’t make that up, but I really wish I did because I find it pithy, and I’m not above plagiarizing a good quote when […]
April 28, 2018
Fugliest House

The Fugliest House in the Neighborhood

Face facts, people: windows that close are highly overrated. Why do repairs today when you can put them off until tomorrow? The fugliest house in my […]
April 24, 2018
Rosalind's Tail

Help! I Can’t Find My Cat!

The dreaded fear of all pet owners – is she hiding, or did she escape? I saw her a minute ago, but I left the door […]
April 15, 2018
stuffed bobcat with three and a half legs and the skin flaking off

OMG! I Live Next to a Hoarder!

Your neighbor opened his garage door for the first time in years, and what do you see? A STUFFED BOBCAT WITH THREE AND A HALF LEGS […]
April 9, 2018
Snowbird Migration Routes

Let the Great Snowbird Migration Begin!

You’ve heard it sung up and down the Florida peninsula: “You take the Turnpike and I’ll take I-75, and I’ll be in Georgia Before You!” Yes, […]
April 4, 2018

I Bought a Bottle of Animal Repellent

But it’s not doing a lot of animal repelling, or at least it’s not repelling my cat, Rosalind, sitting right beside the bottle. You think it […]
January 17, 2018
Fairy Ring Lawn Fungus

Is Lawn Fungus the Same as Toenail Fungus?

Yes and no. In terms of Yes, according to Oxford, a “fungus” is “any of a large group of spore-producing organisms which feed on organic matter […]
December 31, 2017
Santa with Money

Is a Fireplace Worth the Money Now that Santa’s Gone?

That’s a burning question (ha-ha-ha!) we Floridians with or without fireplaces ask. The fireplace-less among us wonder whether we should have one built, while the fireplace-full […]
December 17, 2017
Generac Generator

‘Tis the Season to Buy a Generator

Yes it’s true, “cold” in Florida is a relative term — water here freezes at 72, and so do the people.  Up north, the temperature falls […]
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