Sometimes it's good to be a homeowner

… and sometimes it's not.  The category 72 hurricane that blew through Northern California today really did a number on our fence:

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Damn, look at that!  A waterfront property!  Our property value just went through the roof!

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The half-fence is quite the eyesore, though.

But wait!  Said homeowner has an engineering degree.  I sense ingenuity and brilliance inspiring a clever, elegant solution to the problem at hand!

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Ohhhh, riiiiiight… he got his degree from a state school.

So the moral of the story is, if you foresee weaknesses or potential problems with your current house, sell it and let some other schmuck worry about it.