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Melody Duguid — Problem Solver
1332 Malabar Rd. SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907
WINTER 2023: 61
It was shocking for the owners to find the house foundation partially consisted of
blocks, old bricks and wood shims. The foundation has since been professionally
reinforced using eight steel beams and 41 jacks.
it was determined that the 20-foot expanse containing the
bifold doors had to be framed in concrete or steel since there
could be no sagging as one would get with wood framing.
Made-to-order steel columns and beams meant another
delay. Without the framing we could do no plumbing, electrical,
ducting for the air conditioning or roofing. So we looked for
projects we could get done while we waited. These would be
partly aesthetic but mostly practical.
On the aesthetic side, we had the unsightly power lines leading
from the street to the house buried. On the more practical side,
we needed to address the badly deteriorated seawall that was
causing the land at the river’s edge to erode considerably. After
getting a new design engineered, our contractor restored the
shoreline with four dump trucks of dirt over which the seawall
Meanwhile, the removal of the flooring had exposed the 2-foot
crawl space. We took advantage of this and had the foundation
inspected. The report was not good. Parts of the house were
resting precariously on jerry-rigged pilings. Plus support jacks
added decades ago were no longer braced against floor joists
and had fallen over. The support system of the house had to be
shored up. This was done in fairly short order by May. But still
we waited for the framing to start.
For months, as we stood on our dock and watched the SpaceX
Falcon rockets take off with remarkable regularity, we could
only look back at our partially dismantled home and wonder
when the new addition would get launched. We were on
indefinite HOLD as we waited for the all systems GO signal.
Next issue on our journey involves the actual renovation,
construction and planning for outdoor projects that will
include the pool and landscaping.
Dr. Gloria Rivera King
Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
Do you want to:
• Learn how to reconnect as a couple?
• Improve your relationship even though
your other half won’t come to therapy?
• Work on affair recovery?
• Learn how to assert yourself without the guilt?
• Put yourself first & feel good about it?
• Figure out who you are & what you want out of life?
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