Friday, April 17, 2009


We had the house inspection this afternoon and all went well. Of course there were several small things we should work on, expected lifespans of things like the roof, furnace, etc. But overall, we were all very pleased! The house inspector was a very nice guy, engaging me in conversation throughout. Showing me the little things, what to watch out for, tips on fixing things to be better down the road. It was obvious our realtor has worked with him before. It almost seemed like we should be starting the grill and getting a beer!

So, yes, we were very pleased not to hear any "Uh-oh"s or see any real looks of concern. The house is nice enough that many of our first changes/updates will be aesthetic, like uncovering the wood floors and removing wallpaper to paint. We need to worry about things like furnace and roof, for example, several years down the road--Not that we won't start saving for them now, though.

It has 2 medium sized lilac bushes in back, so shortly after we move in we'll be enjoying those. There is a perfect place for a garden behind the garage. I don't think we'll be doing any planting this first year, however. We want to see what's there now. There are still plants coming up yet so we'll see what we have to work with this year and plant (and remove) accordingly.

My wife is anxious as hell, in a good way. 26 more days til closing.


Kelly said...

Sounds like it went well! I have a trick for removing wallpaper, just ask! I can't wait to see it, are you going to make us wait until after closing?! :) This is so exciting, I'm so happy for you both! Can't wait for the housewarming party. ;) Love, Kel

Scoakat said...

Yes, I will not post pics here until closing. Call me supersticious, I guess. But i can email you one, Kelly, sometime, not now, of course. lol