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One of the fun parts of being a home inspector is seeing the creativity of people. Some of the time, from an inspectors view, that creative passion leads the "artist" into unknown territory. Even dangerous territory. And then there are the instances where it just admirable and fun. Jenga any one?
Not all things blend well Oil and water, a classic analogy for anything that doesn't combine well or at all. Like personalities and substances. With materials (and with people), combining certain substances (personalities) can form a volatile mix. Most people know not to blend house hold bleach a...
When a contractor decides to forgo the usual steps constructing a garage, a back yard toy comes inside. Growing up no one had a trampoline in my neighborhood. We had to make do jumping on our beds. We enjoyed it, my parents not so much. My kids have a trampoline and so do the neighbors. In fact I...
One of the harder lessons I believe people have to learn in life, particularly when growing up and later going through life, is what one can and can not do. Now I am not speaking of rules or laws, for those also must be learned. Each one of us has strengths and weaknesses. Some people are good at...
Water falls have an almost magnetic attraction. The sound of rushing, cascading water is soothing, compelling. Nature's white noise. It's similar with the sound of the surf, a babbling brook or a summer rain, the sound of moving water is calming. Water can also be said to either be destructive or...
There are somethings that real estate professionals happen upon that not only defy logic, but are just obviously wrong. Take for example this large deck. There is something missing, namely a guardrail. The deck measures about four feet from grade, well over the 30" requirement for a guardrail. Bu...
We’ve all heard the saying, crap flows down hill. A simple principal related to gravity and the known tendency of water to flow from a high point to a lower point. That is how the drains in our homes operate; by gravity. When gravity is against us, a pump is installed. Yes you can also push crap...
Have you ever walked out of a room to get something and then forgot what you were going to get? Everyone has, right? You walk back to the room you just left and suddenly you remember what it was you were going to get. Momentary memory lapse. The older I get the more frequent they seem to happen. ...