Saturday, December 13, 2008
Like Two Kids Troubled Over Water
The inspection lasted for about 3 1/2 hours today and the rest of the day has been nuts. It's now after 2 a.m. and we are in Maysel at Al and Jo's. The good thing is, we have a lovely (and huge) holly tree! Enjoy the holiday cheer above courtesy of the very large and very tall holly tree that sits between our house and Virginia Street. I've always wanted a holly tree. My mom is totally jealous.
We're a little troubled by a bit of water found in the basement. Lucky for us it rained for two days in Morgantown before it decided to snow. The basement put on a full peformance including some moisure we had not seen before. Don't be alarmed, this is not a deal breaker. We're just going to have to figure out some things. Also, it's a little scary to find the hot water heater was installed in the 29th week of 1989. That puppy is on borrowed time!!
Apart from those two biggies, there are a few minor tweaks here and there that will need addressed with the seller. We have to keep reminding ourselves we are buying a 90-ish year-old house with a boatload of character.
We will definitely post more pics up here soon, but remember I said it's past 2 a.m. I'm beat. We had a Christmas cookie baking marathon at Aunt June and Uncle Pete's house tonight (Jennifer, Leann, Olivia, Mama Jo, Aunt June, Jessica, Ryan, and I had a blast baking while Pete and Dad entertained Hunter. Geoff and BJ were stuck working while Mike and Josh enjoyed the comedic stylings of one Jerry Seinfeld [who's the awesome wife who gives 'awesomer' Christmas presents?]).
We meet with our insurance agent in 7 short hours to discuss what we can do to keep our 90-something house safe, secure and insured. Fun fun fun!
Thanks for the comments. Keep 'em coming. I promise to have more pics from the inspection up soon.