I’ve been writing all this week about our lovely vacation, but I have some (potentially) big news looming that I’m quite nervous about: We put an offer in on a little house upstate, and this weekend is the inspection. Now, after being an apartment dweller for the past fifteen years, I have NO IDEA how a house runs. When something breaks here in our city pad, we call the super. I am aware of how crucial the house inspection is (thanks in part to this great book that Chad got me, called The Virgin Homemaker), but I must admit I’m mildly terrified. It’s so much more fun to think about beds and chandeliers than septic tanks. What if they find something majorly wrong? What if I don’t understand everything? How much wiggle room will I have after the inspection? I know that some of you are homeowners and have been through this yourself….any advice or wisdom or calming thoughts would be greatly appreciated. What’s the most important thing you learned from your house inspection? — Angela M.
P.S. The really big news? Chad & I got engaged. Yippee!