I am a 50 year old disabled woman, living in west texas. Very rural, no help in our area to fix things. HUD doesn't help, habitat for humanity doesn't service our area. we are basically on our own out here. the west texas wind id not something to be happy about. it is extremely destructive. My dad and I built this house over 25 years ago So I know every nook and cranny of it. I can fix most things myself, and have since he has passed away. The roof has taken the brunt of our winds and tornados. it's held up good for a long time.
I apologize for the cursing in the video. Was completely fed up at the time. Still am,
5 years ago most of the roofing was ripped off during one of our storms. I was able to replace the roll shingling with a lot of saving. being on disability barely pays the bills most months..one year later. we had not one, but 2 tornadoes rip through. effectively destroying everything I had done to my roof, and completely destroying my greenhouse I built. My best friend and I got up and took a huge tarp/canvas banner I had been given, and tried our best to seal the damage from the storm. the very next day it took 5 minutes for our wind to completely destroy it as well. I am at my wits end. I need to repair the roof with tin sheeting, and again, being on disability, it is impossible to save anything for it. I gave up my disability to work as a housekeeper at our hotel to only find out i am making LESS than I was on disability, and killing myself in the process. I'm not the kind of person to ask for help. I've always been independent. But i just can't do it anymore. My son just had a baby, and I want my house to be safe for him to come and visit me.