Well That Wasn’t So Bad

May 18, 2012 in The Home by Joe

House inspection complete! Another thing checked off the to-do list. Now all we need is to close on time. It’ll be a miracle if things go as planned.

With the current state that the house was in we were sure the “fix this” list was going to be the length of a novel. Now don’t get me wrong though it was still the length of a college essay paper. All the items on the list were all things we planned on fixing anyway so no biggie.

Inspection Report

I doubt the city will even come back and check if all the work was done but they wrote up 120 things. Yikes! Now that’s a list! About the only big item on the worksheet is switching the electricity over to 100 amp service, but even that won’t be that big of a deal since we can do everything with that except switching the services over ourselves.  Other than that the garage might need to be re-roofed. The rest of the fix list is made up mostly of plumbing, electrical, fixing windows, and visual fixes like cleaning up the mess outside.

The good news is that there is nothing on the list that prohibits immediate occupancy. Not that we’ll be moving in anytime soon. We have the place we are living in right now till July 1st. From closing day till then we’ll be spending every free second over at the new house fixing everything we can before we move in permanently. It would be awesome if we could get the master bedroom in the attic space started and livable before we moved in. Having the attic partially finished at least would be a huge accomplishment and make moving in a little easier. The bedrooms that are currently there, the only thing that would fit is the bed. To get into the bed I’d have to set a trampoline at the end so I could get a running start and do a flying somersault into bed.

5 days till closing…