Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House Update

Okay so yesterday Monday January 16, we had our first home inspection. Inspector Jim was a great help and a wealth (kinda) of knowledge. I say kinda because there were alot of things that I asked him if we could do to the house he was pretty much mum on the matters. "Could I put a tankless water heater in the laundry?" "MmmIdunno. You can certainly hire someone that can tell you all about that." Gee thanks....

But overall when it came to just the actual inspection he was all bout it, bout it and knew what he was doing and he was a great guy and did a 2 hour inspection that was super thorough and we got a nifty gifty of a whole printout book of information to take home at the end. I know you are wondering how it turned out and I will tell you now that overall - the house is a gem.

But there are also some scars on the old battlewagon as well. Since it was made in 1974 there is an old water heater from 1982 that is 15 years past its prime. Yep. 15 years. There was a small leak in one of the bathrooms, the oven is fried, and the roof is doing something mega weird which will lead to constant water damage to our back room if not addressed soon and before the rainy season arrives. Aaaaaand one of the breakers in the laundry room is backwards I believe? So yeah, to say that there are a few things that will need to be taken care of is an understatement.

Michael (the husband) is ready to walk away if the sellers don't agree to fix these things and I agree with him but at the same time it makes me sad because we have sunk so much time and money already into this little home and it would be a shame to see it all go down the drain in one fell swoop like a Florida sinkhole.

So that is the update for now. Waiting for the sellers to play ball and pay for all the stuff that needs fixing before we agree to buy the whole shebang, shebang! It's nerve racking and unsettling and it's driving me to eat cheese sticks late into the night and put the brakes on filling up the moving boxes.


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