Sunday, February 1, 2009

Inspection

We had the inspection on the house today and I feel totally stressed out! The good news is that everything checked out okay--but the stress part is that the owner (Mr. Howell) was there the whole time! It made me SO uncomfortable walking around w/ the inspector and pointing out the things that needed to be changed/fixed. I was a nervous wreck because the last thing I want to do is insult him.

Then to make things worse, we had a painter go through for an estimate because there's so much wallpaper removal/plastering, etc. that needs to be done. I felt awful talking about all the cracks in the ceiling while he was just around the corner!

Anyway, we got through it.

Some more good news: The fireplace "mantel" in the living room (well, it's not even a mantel, just a basic piece of wood) is really ugly and clearly not original. I had told Don about an idea I had to hire a woodworker and build a mantelpiece that reflects some of the motifs going on in the house which are sort of tapered columns and arches.

So today I asked the owner about the whole fireplace situation and he told me the pieces to the original one were in the basement! And--it was exactly the same as the idea I had drawn out for Don! I'm so excited about that!! Putting that back will be one of the first things we do.

So you just have to keep crossing your fingers that we can sell our house quickly and easily--then we can move on with our new adventure!


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17 comments:

Missy said...

How exciting! I know you are ready to get in the house. Best of luck selling your home. And how cool about the mantle! Can't wait to see pics!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Keeping our fingers crossed for you!!
Can't wait to see pics of the new digs!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am glad the inspection went well!!!!

Jen said...

that would be totally nerve racking.

Sandi said...

I can't believe the inspection went so well. I was holding my breath for you!

Ronda's Rants said...

I am certain MY Hubby wants to marry you...or Don! He just wants your house!
Sounds fun...good luck!

Kristin said...

fingers are crossed for you guys. Must see pics of the mantle.

Jennifer said...

{crossing fingers!!} So exciting!! =)

Marilyn said...

I'm so excited!
I wish we could see pictures.
I know, we have to wait...

Becky said...

What a find!! To have the original in the basement! That will be so neat!

CaraBee said...

I'm dying to see pictures of this house! How awkward that Mr. Howell was home during the inspection. Thank goodness there weren't any major problems!

noble pig said...

I am so routing for you!

Hey, tell us about the kitchen of this place...I want to know!

Susie said...

What a huge sigh of relief! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with:-)

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Yay! Can't wait to see it!

Jen B. said...

Awesome that he had the original one! I can't wait to see it all together!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

The mantel story gave me chills! That is amazing. I'm glad all is going well!

Z's Mom said...

That is awesome news! One less thing to worry about.