February 11, 2009

Home Inspection, Doctor Appts., etc.

Today we had the home inspection done on the house we are buying. It was also appraised by the bank-hired appraiser to make sure it appraises for as much as or more as our loan. Getting a loan was contingent on that. Thank goodness, it appraised for more! We also had a termite inspection done.

The home inspector spent a few hours looking around and didn't find much more than a missing shingle and a loose handrail. The only thing that we are going to have to fix for sure is a leak around the fireplace on the roof. We had to have that done on the house we are in now as well, I don't remember it being too expensive. The termite inspection turned up nothing. So, we are for sure moving forward on buying this house and are so excited!

I took some pictures on my phone. I'll post them, but they are not good quality at all. I'll definitely take some more "before" pictures before we start remodeling.

Here's the dining area. And the ugly red carpet. And the chandelier.

One of the bedrooms

Other bedroom

Full bath

1/2 bath. Flowered wallpaper painted over in bright orange. Lol.

Master bedroom

Living room

Kitchen. This picture actually makes it look better than it does.

Hallway and basement stairs

Front door. At least that's nice and new!

That's all I got. I should have brought my camera. I couldn't take any pictures of the basement because there weren't any light bulbs in the light fixtures.

Now comes the fun stuff. We have already priced kitchen appliances. We're going with "clean steel" as opposed to stainless. Less fingerprints was all I had to hear to make that decision! We've chosen a nice brownish neutral carpet for the whole house. We would like to do hardwood but that would completely blow our budget so we're going to wait on that. Someday....

Tomorrow I've got to take Camryn to the doctor for her 18 month check-up. I can't believe she is already that old!! My mom will be watching Summer for me, and then we're going to take my car to get new exhaust. It has been making weird noises for awhile now.

Friday, we are taking Summer to the children's hospital to have her stitches taken out of her eye. They will be putting her under, because they are also going to do an in-depth exam to make sure everything looks okay. We're going to be putting a ton of eye drops in her eye for awhile after this. Hopefully that goes better than it did last time.

Yesterday was Caylee Anthony's memorial service. I watched it live online. It was less of a circus than I thought it would be. In fact, the music that was sung and the words spoken by her family were very beautiful. Hopefully this can be a bit of closure for them. A calm before the storm that is the trial against Casey Anthony.

I've got to get up pretty early tomorrow to get a shower before I take Camryn to the doctor so I am going to try to go to bed now. Hope you're all having a good week!


A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Sorry to hear about your poor babe and the stitches.
My daughter once had a very dangerous eye virus that consisted of multiple visits...eye drops..a metal eye opener being placed in there b/c she would not cooperate..so, I feel for you.
I will say a prayer for all of you:)

carolinagirl said...

Love your new blog...do you do those yourself? I cannot figure that out!

The house is so exciting. I am so happy for you guys, and I cannot wait for the before and after photos.

Good luck tomorrow.

EmilytheCreative said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the place. It looks like it has some good bones.

I hope tomorrow goes well and then Friday goes well too. Hopefully the eye drops won't be as much of a problem as they were last time.

Bridgett said...

Oh yea...that red carpet HAS to go. LOL There's no accounting for people's taste, is there?

I think this house has a lot of potential and I can't wait to see what you do with it. It'll be so much fun to watch the transformation. So please take lots of pictures. :)

I hope when Summer has her stitches removed and they do the in-depth exam, that everything is okay. Keep us posted on that.


Tricia said...

Glad nothing too major was found wrong.
It seems still you all have a lot ofwork on your hands, but it's going to be ALL YOURS and I'm sure that feels great.

Goodluck on the doc appts, and the eye one.

PS..my daughter dipped her apples and grapes in ketchup as a younster. LOL

Leslie said...

Honestly girl its a really nice home. But yeah agree the red carpet has to go haa, lol. The house has soo much potential. What you all are going to be doing with it will be beautiful i know it. Im so happy for you all. I am telling u too the home my mom bough had way worse things to fix, lmao. She is still trying to get them take care of, its tough. Im so glad thought the inspection went well. It sounds like things are moving nicely. Look fwd to seeing more pics. Oh btw whats a basement, haa, lol. I had to tease we dont have any here in FL. As far as i know, lol. I have usually seen more attics then basements. I hope Cam's check up will go well im
sure it will. 18 mos already geez, it does fly. Enjoy it hun before you know it she will be 6, lol. Aww and poor Summer bless her heart. Im sure its all going to go well though. I will keep her in my thoughts. Take care girl. Have a good rest of week, ttys, Leslie

Anonymous said...

Great house! And although its scary for her to get the stitches out atleast they will be out!!

Brittany said...

This is going to be SOOOO Exciting to see you guys remodel this gem!

I think you guys could get this house BANGIN'!!!!

I am so happy for you!

monica said...

Wow.. That is some bright orange. But it looks like it won't be hard to make that house a beautiful house! I like the kitchen. Are the cabinets black? I LOVE black cabinets. I am seriously thinking of trying to paint mine in the Spring. I've saw lots of blogs where they've done it. If you don't watch HGTV already, you should. They have tons of decorating/remod shows on there. They do it for little $$ too.

I hope Camryn does okay for you at the docs. It's hard to watch your kids in pain. :(

lmt1073 said...

I actually like the red carpet in the dining room... lol... i've been on a red kick lately... my husband is probably happy we have hard wood floors in our house though... but i have convinced him to let me paint the living room red... i can't wait!!!

Bernadette said...

LOL...why on earth don't you want to keep that hideous red carpet and the chandelier?! LOL. Wow, those were even worse in reality than I pictured in my head!

The house sure has a lot of potential, you're right about that! I'm so happy it's working out for you guys :)

I hope all goes well for the kids at the docs :)

Karen said...

The house looks really nice! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Susie said...

I'm excited for you on getting the house. I know that your will make it so cute. Hope everyting goes ok with Summer. Good luck on painting and covering those colors.

Jessie said...

I'm going to be checking in to see what you do with the house. I love remodeling and seeing people turn houses around. You will get so many ideas from HGTV!

Lynne said...

Good luck with remod. of the house. And congrats on the house. We are going to be adding some upstairs bedrooms to our house soon, and new roof. I hope everything goes well with your babies eye.
Take Care

Terri said...

So much potential in your new home...I cannot wait to see what all you do with it...so exciting!

Hope all goes well with Camryn..


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