Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Inspection Day

I just received this photo from a friend in Australia. This photo was taken when Andrea and her husband Rob visited us in 2002 (they also visited a couple of years ago). Andrea is a long time friend from high school, and it's great to see them whenever they can visit. (I'm not sure if we'll ever get to Australia!) They have never toured eastern Canada, so hopefully we'll see them in Nova Scotia on their next trip back to Canada.

Shortly after we moved to this home 10 years ago, we painted the front door and some window trim red on the advice of a Canadian decorating magazine called Canadian House & Home. No one told us that when you paint with red you should use a tinted primer first, so it took us 4 coats to get it looking good. A lot of work! We kept the red for about 5 years and then changed to a more muted look.

Today is inspection day. We accepted an offer on Friday, but it's conditional on a house inspection and today is the day. The buyer is inspecting the house himself, which is a little unusual around here. Usually buyers hire a professional to do an inspection. When you live in the country, it's also a good idea to have the septic system inspected and the buyer has arranged for that to be done by a professional.

So, fingers crossed all goes well!

1 comment:

Angelique said...

oh I hope all goes well. That is a bit strange that he's inspecting it himself. We found a house! Our inspection for the house is Friday. Wahoo! We hired a professional though.
I love the photo and I really like the red.