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Progress [Mar. 18th, 2010|10:38 pm]
Doing a lot better today.

With much calling and emailing and collaborating with the sellers, there is a Plan. We have a list if items that need to be addressed, and they are being addressed. Yesterday was very emotional; today, I'm just in Make It Go mode.

So, the second inspector said we needed to have a plumber look at a couple ostensible leaks and the water heater, an electrician look at the breaker box, and an HVAC guy look at the furnace. And we had to put a gutter downspout extender on the gutter on the SE corner of the building.

A gutter. Downspout. Extender. This matters enough to hold up the sale? Not to mention that the HOA is responsible for everything on the exterior of the building? Fine, whateverrrr. *insert massive eye-roll here*

It's eight freakin' dollars. I drove over there this morning and did it myself. Behold!

Gutter downspout extender APPLIED!

While I was there, I ran into the HVAC guy, who told me the furnace is just fine. We'll probably have to replace it in a few years, but we don't need to get a new one today. So hooray! The plumber and the electrician will be there tomorrow. Everything is happening!

The most exciting thing is that the sellers are seriously considering our request to move in this weekend and just rent the place for a few days until we close. And even if that doesn't go through, we have permission to put stuff in the garage, which means we don't have to keep living surrounded by boxes!

Also, I figured out how to get our mail.

Also also, kitties. Yay!

[User Picture]From: dcseain
2010-03-19 04:57 am (UTC)
Huh. Gutter downspout extender here means corrugated plastic tube that attaches to end and directs the water a meter or more away, in areas that their not piped into the storm sewer system.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-03-19 05:03 am (UTC)
I expect there's a variety of styles. The hardware store only sold one kind. The important thing is, I have a photo of it that has been emailed to the lender. Whether it actually works or even continues to exist is now irrelevant.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2010-03-19 05:08 am (UTC)
gah! i put their instead of they're in original comment. *facepalm in disgust and shame* Maybe i should sleep.

Good point, and well done getting stuff done, even seemingly silly stuff like that.
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[User Picture]From: pekmez
2010-03-19 11:37 am (UTC)
Did you email *that* photo to the lender, or or one without you included? :)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2010-03-19 01:53 pm (UTC)
A much more boring one, in which one can actually see not only the extender, but the house number on the house to which it is attached. Just In Case.
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[User Picture]From: pekmez
2010-03-19 02:00 pm (UTC)
I wanna see the one you didn't send them involving rude gestures and the gutter extender. What, you didnt' take one? Why not?
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[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-03-19 10:21 am (UTC)
Your glee over the extender is infectious!
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2010-03-19 02:15 pm (UTC)
Dude, you extended the SHIT out of that gutter downspout! YES! That's called momentum, baby!
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[User Picture]From: baronet
2010-03-19 02:22 pm (UTC)


When I changed insurance on this house, I had to install very similar equally useless gutter extender. I think that the inspectors just like to feel powerful and make us jump through hoops.
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2010-03-19 04:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Power

Actually, in places like Colorado (with very expansive soils), the point is to make sure you're moving the water farther from the foundation. Fractured foundations are bad for the house's resale value and equity, which makes can make lenders a little nervous.

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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2010-03-19 04:55 pm (UTC)

That is all.
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2010-03-19 06:39 pm (UTC)
bwah ha ha. I was going to post nearly exactly that. :)

So instead: Dr. T & crew, the world rolls their eyes along with you...
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[User Picture]From: snowninja7
2010-03-19 06:50 pm (UTC)
And sometime soon, it will All Be Over. And you will be moved into your house!

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[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2010-03-19 06:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, for happy! Plus I love your BEHOLD look so much, I wish you would make it an icon! THINGS ARE SO BETTER.
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