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My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy!

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2012 

Form follows function---or not! I know I am tilting at windmills when it comes to even suggesting that the shape of things should have anything to do with function.  We have gotten so good at making things, that we have come to expect, even demand, that things look the way we want them to---regar...
01/30/2012
  The focus of this blog post is the upper level balcony visible in the following photo.   Standing on the balcony, it is about 16 feet to the carport floor below.  Surely a fall from this level, onto the hard concrete below, could prove deadly or result in injuries perhaps worse than death. The ...
01/28/2012
As I was leaving an inspection the other day I drove by the house pictured here. I have seen many attempts at putting roofs on these houses designed to look like old English Thatch roofs.  While I can appreciate the desire to mimic the old look, I have to say that I have never seen one pull off t...
01/25/2012
01/25/2012
In my previous incarnation as a builder, I had a client named Tom.  He had a brother named Dick and another brother named Harry.  I have always thought what “interesting,” and hopefully humorous, parents the boys must have had.  No matter what we blog about---some will find the information intere...
01/24/2012
Compact florescent bulbs have become quite popular.  With any new technology, even if it comes with instructions, there will be a learning curve for most users.  A light bulb is a light bulb right?  When the old fashioned incandescent bulb burns out, what could be simpler than to replace it with ...
01/22/2012
  In Summer, Mother Nature can be as hot as a brothel’s attic.   In Winter, as cold as the end of Jack in The Shining.   When she is out and about in the violent cold of winter.   When the hoarfrost nips our noses and toeses.   We are seduced by her crystal earring's shining.   And warmed all ove...
01/21/2012
  I don’t have a long winded blog post for you today. I just have one simple question---followed by a bunch of pictures.  After you have looked at the pictures, I hope you will answer the question in the comment section below. THE $64,000.00 QUESTION?     At what point does one realize there is s...
01/20/2012
All of us involved in Real Estate recognize at least a few of these initials DDES, ADU, ADUs, MIL, MILs.  Most of us have at one time or another perhaps referred to them as “mother in law apartments.”  Sometimes this designation is used less than favorably.  Some consider the term politically inc...
01/19/2012
01/18/2012
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My blog is intended to provide information related to home inspections in Seattle, surrounding communities and anyone else interested. Sometimes I will provide information that has nothing to do with home inspections. Enjoy!

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