Just Helping Out

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Last weekend I went to visit my daughter and son-in-law.  She is due to have a baby, our first grand child, in October.  I went out to have a look at their house just before their one-year warranty expired and to do some remodeling in the house.  And I can tell you, I was busy all weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First order of business was the baby's nursery.  Not knowing the gender (even the doctor does not know, by choice, and a choice I agree with!) the walls are painted blue.  I had a dream that the baby is a girl, but who knows!?  Except for the little bit of chair rail toward the window and the corner molding, we got all three walls done, skipping the wall with the door and closet.  We ran out!  And I did NOT do all the work.  I did a lot of showing, advising and measuring, and doing, but David knows how to use all his tools and we all three worked to get it done.  All that is left now is the painting.  I think it will look good when finished!

In between the nursery and visits to the hardware store, we all worked on some ceramic tile for the kitchen wall.  It was just the one wall behind the range.

We bought it, and all the materials, and installed it. 

And again, you are looking at the effort of all three of us.  The same showing and advising went on, but they both now know how to do this.

And we got it done! 

I also looked around the house and did some infrared thermography.  And there were some things to identify and some work that was not done professionally, but overall the place is in good shape!

And better now that this work is done.  Both rooms really look finished off!

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Joan - when this daughter was born we did not know her gender and it took the nurses a while to tell me!  I had to ask loudly!

Steve - we got the majority of it done.  I am glad I am not painting.

Sure John.  Can you get me there?

Thanks Dale.  A new chapter begins.

August 19, 2010 07:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Keller Williams 414-525-0563

Hey Gramps...bet that litte person is about to be spoiled silly...and will have a room that is thermographically, and every other way the best any little person could ever have...lucky her/him !

August 20, 2010 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Thanks Sally.  I am looking forward to the little person!

August 20, 2010 01:50 PM
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James Quarello
Connecticut Home Inspector
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

Like the the fact that your daughter & son in law do not want to know if they are having a boy or girl. I was the same way. Let it be a surprise. Btw conrats on becoming a gramps.

August 21, 2010 06:56 AM
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Jay Markanich
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I have always disagreed with knowing the gender before birth, Jim.  But I am an old guy!  Their philosophy is that there are very few real surprises in life, so why not let this be one of them!  I agree.

August 21, 2010 07:10 AM
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