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The photographic evidence

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Thanks to all of you who have offered suggestions on obtaining/keeping insurance. You’ve given us some really great ideas. I’m working on the situation, and will keep you guys posted on how it works out.

For your viewing pleasure, here’s the neglected back room that the insurance companies despise……. as you can see, it’s not pretty.

This is the view from the back of the house. The door on the left is the rotted door they noted on our termination letter.

This is the view from the right side of the house – the door you see leads into the kitchen, so we actually do use this entrance area to let the dogs in and out. But we have a fence up out there, so no one from outside would use this entrance.

This is a close-up of the foundation, from the same angle. Another thing they noted on our letter. Obviously, needs to be removed…

From the left side. Doesn’t look so bad on this side!! (Other than that ugly roofline)

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

jenne had this to say on 02.23.05:

I have a stupid question. Why is your whole house painted pretty, and then this back addition has older paint on it?
Maybe slapping some new paint on it and planting some bushes around the foundation.
Paint and plants sure fooled our home inspector. We didn’t find all the “surprises” until after we closed. :(

mindy had this to say on 02.24.05:

Jenne –

I have no idea why they didn’t bother to paint this part, but my guess is they were planning to tear it down and just never got around to it. The inside is totally destroyed – looks like a leaky ceiling is the culprit. But why they left the ceiling leaking for so long that it rotted out this entire room is a mystery. Kind of a creepy one, at that… it’d take something pretty nasty for me to close off a room in my house, especially one next to the tiny kitchen!

I want to hit the neighbors up for information, but that probably won’t be until spring – everyone is hibernating for the remainder of winter.

Our new plan of action is to pull of the “porch” part of this mess, which includes the broken cement foundation and the rotted door and window, and repaint everything in a quick and dirty way. Plans are in the works to start this on Saturday…. hope we don’t get any new surprises!


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