Friday, May 27, 2011

Inspection Frustration

So the house still didn't pass county inspection... Boo. Hiss. 

I was never given a list of things that needed to be fixed. I was, however, given the impression that everything was being taken care of by the seller. I was told there were four problems: cast iron plumbing needed to be fixed (done), there was a leak in the gas water heater (done), there was a broken window pane in the basement that needed to be replaced (done), and the utility room in the basement needed to be vented (done). So it takes the seller's agent another week (!) after this is all done to get the inspector out to the house, who then tells my father (I can't afford to take any more time off work right now, plus my parents are the greatest) that there was a list of electrical things that needed to be fixed as well (not done). Bastards. So it failed. 

Luckily the guy I am currently dating is an electrician and had all the (minor) problems fixed lickety-split!

Not so luckily, the inspector can't make it back out to the house until Tuesday!!! And since I'm not supposed to be staying in the house, I can't bring Dozer's giant crate over until after the inspection... Grr. I've got him again this weekend cause his daddy's going camping, so it'll be interesting to see how we work around not being able to leave him in the house and the temps being in the 80's (no leaving him in the car, either). Frustrating. 

We did get a coat of paint on the ceiling of the dining room though. No mean feat, considering I've been sick and have gotten the new guy (let's call him J) sick. Whoops. 

Here is the first coat with the DR light off:

Forgive the craptastic dreary morning iPhone pics... I still can't find my camera. 
And with my new DR chandelier all lit up:

It's just one coat and is for sure needs at least one more coat, but I think it will be a fun, blingy contrast to the peacock walls I'm hoping for. You can see two of the contenders under the window there. Oh, and we had to install the chandelier for the inspector... Obvs it's coming back down before we paint some more. 
Not sure what's going to get done over the weekend, but hopefully something!


Kristina P. said...

Oh, I didn't realize the house hasn't closed yet!

I do like the lighting fixture. I got a similar one in black.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

How frustrating!

Comeca Jones said...

Hope things go a lil faster for you! Cant wait til you get to the good part decorating for you!

Megan said...

What is the color of the ceiling? Metallic?

Good luck with the rest of the inspections - I hadn't realized you weren't done either.

LizzieBeth said...

ok, so clearly I am really behind on your posts. Like whoa.

Anyway, I am so sorry to hear about your recent seperation-- however it seems you've really picked up the peices and moved on (go on grrrl). The place looks so super adorable, and I hope you can get all the inspection whatnot figured out.

I can't wait to see how everything looks!


KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Bummer! At least you are making progress on the painting front :) Here's hoping you pass your inspection soon!

Danielle and Clint said...

O my...doesn't his dupa look nice! lol!! Ugh...I hate the cities and counties. Too many rules they give us just to live in a home.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I had no idea you got a new house?? Whoa, I'm very behind!