Home Ownership Comes With Curve Balls

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Home Ownership Comes With Curve Balls

We'd love to say that once you own a home, everything is peaches and cream from there, but the reality is that Life and Home Ownership sometimes combine in ways that make Murphy a happy camper!

Some events you can prepare for (have a fire extinguisher, some basic tools, maybe some not so basic tools), and other events, well they just happen!

For instance Saturday morning Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve ball right across our shed!  One of the many hardwood trees snapped it's top, and our no-maintenance resin shed became a splintered resin shed.  Four of the six roof panels were damaged, and the front corner pieces didn't fare so well either.

treefall
The good news?  Ten feet to the right and it's our deck and house being whacked and not the shed!  More good news, none of us or the assorted furry pets were anywhere near it when it came down.  And even more good news, other than a dent in our extension ladder beside the shed, none of our tools, real estate yard signs and other gear stored in the shed was damaged.  And even MORE good news, the chainsaw was just inside the door along with some extra large tarps we had "just in case"!

So after a few hours of grunt work with the chainsaw and hauling cut branches back into the woods, we're now back to almost "normal"....other than the broken shed and a few major pieces of trunk to finish cutting and rolling into the woods.  And now we've got an excuse to get a bigger shed :)

treefall aftermathSo if you own a home, expect Life to throw you some curve balls!  It may be a leaky pipe, a water heater that calls it quits, or something that comes along with a little help from Mother Nature, but things happen.  Have your emergency funds set aside and be prepared.

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Stacey Smith
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Love your posts!!! Getting to know you guys on facebook only ads that much more to your post! Yes homeownership isn't all peaches and cream but at the end of the day it's your home! Increasing equity and all! :)

April 30, 2012 09:50 PM
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Tom Arstingstall
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Now that is a wicked curve Bliz.

You are lucky that things worked out well, seriously!

May 01, 2012 12:09 AM
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Stacey, Facebook certainly adds another layer to the AR relationships.  Additional things can be said there in a way that might not work in blog posts.  This home has been ours for 20+ years and this is the closest we've come to having a tree actually do damage to the house.  We've also made so many changes to the home we doubt the previous owners would recognize much about it :)

Tom, We'll take lucky any day!

May 01, 2012 03:03 AM
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Hi Liz & Bill.  Thank God no one was hurt.

May 01, 2012 03:47 AM
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Conrad, He's taken care of our home and us for 20 years.  Considering we're surrounded by woods and this is the worst that's happened, we've done alright :)

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