It’s a rainy day and I’m working from home, because I don’t want to get soaked going to the office. So we took an admin day, mailed payments, did the interviews, responded to queries, etc. Got some writing in there, but I am typing on the normal keyboard and my fingers are not liking it. Really not liking it.
Also I am playing Love Nikki, which is a dress up game based on the ridiculous premise of clothes design contests. Behold my latest outfit. If you get this one, be careful. You can play without spending a dime, but some of the clothes are very tempting.
As you probably read already, our oldest is in a crappy apartment where everything is breaking and shower water smells like sewer. The apartment looked great, but only a few weeks later, things started happening. When we walked into it not too long ago, she was missing a wall. Pipes leaked in the walls, apparently. This is happening throughout the apartment complex, so the repairs are very slow. She is also hoping to go back to school to Texas State. We found ourselves in the position of having to buy another house.
Que another round of credit checks and endless paper reading and signing. So we’ve found a house and noticed some odd things. It was weirdly painted. The paint was simply slapped on the walls without the primer and you could see the darker paint still underneath. We also saw a couple of leaks on the ceiling, around AC vents, but leaks like this aren’t unusual. We’ve had a similar leak in our old house when AC got clogged and the drip pan overflowed. But we fixed and still disclosed ours on the seller disclosure.
For those of you who haven’t sold a house in US: the sellers disclosure is a document from hell, on which you are supposed to list any problems you experienced and renovations you have done while living in the house. When I was finished with ours, there was crap in the margins and between the lines. I filled that thing out. This seller’s disclosure was very light. Nothing is wrong. Clearly, something is wrong, you have a leak in the ceiling.
So we had one inspection, and I have to tell you, this guy was the most closemouthed inspector we’ve ever worked with. It almost felt like he was working for the sellers. We paid for the second inspection, with company which had performed an inspection on our current house. They weren’t available at the time for the first round of inspections. So he came out and the house turned out to be a can of worms. Stuff is leaking in ceiling and to determine where exactly from and how extensive the damage is, we would need the plumber, AC, and roofer assessment. There were more things, but what really got to us was that the sellers omitted all of these issues. Had they listed these problem upfront, we would likely still be in the process of buying that house. So we walked away.
Now we found a different house. Inspection is this Thursday.
This is a stressful process. Real estate between Austin and San Antonio is a good investment. We just don’t want to end up with a house that would require extensive work, because our timeline is pretty short.
And now apropos of nothing, is there a good place to buy anime soundtracks in US. I absolutely love the score to the Ancient Magus Bride, but it’s not available on iTunes or Amazon, and I refuse to pirate it.
On the reading front, I just finished Jeaniene Frost’s Ian book and she didn’t pull any punches in the finale. I felt like I needed to give characters a hug. One of her strongest books yet.