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January 6, 2007

Termite Inspection Diagnosis

The termite inspector actually came out Thursday morning. His name is Brian Dunn...but he is not my husband. Actually a little background to all of this is one day we received a phone call for Brian Dunn, of course thats my hubby's name, and the person on the other line started talking about getting Angel's. Now this phone call was received right before the holidays a few years back, and so Brian is thinking Angels like for the top of a christmas tree or something because of the way it was asked. In fact it turned out to be a lawyer for Brian Dunn who was purchasing a pest control company called Angels Pest Control. So amongst the confusion we learned there was another Brian Dunn in Franklinton. Later we found another Brian Dunn who lives in the area. But back to the facts at hand, Brian Dunn came to inspect our house for termites last Thursday morning only to give us the worst news we could hear...yes we have them. And according to him powder post beetles as well, altho when the Orkin man came he did not see any signs of the latter critters. At any rate it would be about 700.00 to get it treated and he could do it Monday. Well we dont HAVE 700.00! So a panic ensued...well actually tears ensued for me. Since I knew the girl wouldnt pay it nor would she buy the place untreated. I just saw the whole thing unraveling! But alas a glimmer of hope came when the pest control man agreed he could just take it out of the proceeds from the house. But 700.00 is a huge chunk of change and we have already sacrificed so much money in this selling that it is beginning to not be beneficial for us. So Brian decided to call our real estate agent and see if the purchaser could pay it, or at least half of it, since after all SHE will be the one benefiting from it, not us. I mean we are already PAYING HER 1200 as an "allowance" for electrical work. So she walks away from closing with 1200 put in her pocket on us, which I doubt she will use to do the electrical. Her reply? Absolutely not! She will not chip in. Figures. But surprisingly, well not too surprising, our real estate agent (which there is a long story behind the motive as to why she probably did the following) decided to chip in half of the pest treatment out of her fee. This was a huge relief all the way around! Lesson in all of this? It never hurts to ASK.
Anyway today Brian has been working on getting the kitchen cabinet finished. I'll be staining it soon. We have the baseboards for the livingroom painted and tonight should be put up if all goes well. Plus we will probably, MAYBE, be painting the boys room tonight...we shall see.
I'll get some pictures as soon as I finish some of the rooms up or at least tidy them up hehe!


Comments (2)


Ah, Jessica, I'm so sorry to hear about the termites. There has to always be a catch...ugh! Well, I'm glad your realtor for whatever reasons is chipping in to help pay for the treatment. Hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here on out.

And how funny about the other Brian Dunn!


Posted by Twilightmama | January 7, 2007 7:12 PM

Posted on January 7, 2007 19:12


What a sin! :( I'm so sorry to hear about the termite problem (we don't have them here, but I hear they wreak havoc on a home!).

I hope everything works out for you least there was room for flexibility with this guy's work and method of payment. (HUGS)

Posted by bookyeti | January 11, 2007 6:22 AM

Posted on January 11, 2007 06:22

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