Tuesday, May 14, 2013

House Inspection

Judy and I returned home from the park Sunday evening so that we could be home Monday when the house inspection took place and to meet with the perspective buyers.

The house inspector arrived Monday morning around 9:00 AM. It was the same home inspector we had hired ten years earlier! It was nice talking to Hill about the changes we had made to the house and hearing his stories about going RVing with his grandparents when he was a kid. He inspected all areas of the house and checked out all the major systems. The inspection took about four hours. No major problems were found. He suggested that we cut back the tree limbs that were encroaching on the roof.  The limbs are from my neighbors tree. I asked the neighbor over 2yrs ago to trim them back! Hill also mentioned that while on the metal roof he noticed a couple of pieces of insulation disturbed on the root vent and also said it would be a good idea to blow the accumulation of leaves off the roof in one of the valleys.

The perspective buyers arrived about 45 min. after Hill had started his inspection.  They wanted me to go over the boat lift operation and the irrigation system.  I also showed the husband where the electric panel is located for the house and boat dock. Judy and the wife and daughter talked about other things. They are very excited about having a lake house. We hope they enjoy it as much as we have.

After they left, Judy and I discussed having someone come out to trim the limbs. The limbs were too high for me to do. We have called a couple of "tree cutters" during the past couple of years but they wanted to use a "bucket truck" but we did not want a big truck in our yard.  I remembered my workamper friend Peter had given me the name of a guy that had taken down some trees for him before he left for his summer job in CT.  Judy had the young man's name in her cell so I gave Chris a call. I explained to Chris what needed to be done and my concern about having a large bucket truck in my yard. Chris told me he did not use a bucket truck and proudly informed me that he is a "tree climber".  Two hours later he arrived . I showed him what needed to be trimmed and he put on his tree climbing belt and up the tree he went!  In 30 minutes all the limbs were trimmed and the debris was disposed of.  He even went up on the roof and tucked the roof vent insulation back into place and used my leaf blower to blow the leaves off the roof!

Chris at work

A Little Entertainment (9million hits on you tube!)
Enjoy - This could happen to you.

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Next Blog: May be at least a week due to the work getting the house ready for the sale.


  1. I'm glad the inspection went well and the tree branches got trimmer. You're on your way!!

  2. Great inspection, and great that Chris was able to do the whole thing for you! I'm sure it was worth what he charged. I watched the video..lol..cracked me up!

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  10. I enjoyed reading your house inspection story. It appears that inspection went superb. If your potential buyers had problem with heavy branches, then you absolutely did a great job by trimming hem out.

  11. It’s great to hear that the house inspection went smoothly. Good job to Chris for cutting off those tree limbs! But I think he must use a bucket truck next time. The task is quite dangerous, and even though he’s a skilled climber, you can never tell when an accident might happen, especially since he's that high up.

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