Thursday, April 14, 2011

And then we didn't.

So, actually, we didn't buy a house. As it turns out, the home inspection process is a cruel but necessary part of home buying that we always suspected was important and we were completely right. Wow. We really loved the layout and flow of the house but after the inspection revealed a severely cracked foundation, multiple cracked/failed retaining walls, an only partly visible crack in the garage floor and several settling cracks around door frames (are you detecting a theme here?) we decided to walk. Thank goodness for inspection clauses in contracts. Our home inspector was really great - very personable but thorough and professional - and we appreciated his candor and no-bs attitude. (Paul Cornell and Associates, for anyone in the MA/NH area in need of a recommendation - We are disappointed but relieved to have found all of the issues before they became OUR issues. The search for the almost-perfect home continues, albeit with a little less enthusiasm and a little more trepidation.

In other news, there is no other exciting news. This weekend is a 3-day weekend which means that we get to hang out with the Numa full time for 3 WHOLE DAYS! I am super excited to spend time with my little guy and can't wait to check out some new parks and generally enjoy the beginning of spring. I hope everyone else does the same!

Be well,