My life is normally pretty stress-free and I’m usually pretty calm but this week has been a bit stressful and maybe because I don’t deal with stress very often, I sometimes tend to fall apart over things that aren’t worth falling apart over. Vince, on the other hand, never worries about anything . . except maybe when his wife has reached the breakdown stage and then the batteries in the TV remote quit working. Poor Vince. The week the toilet seal leaked, the fridge leaked, and I couldn’t find any AAA batteries in the house, I called him crying. I know he wanted to laugh because by the time I called him, the plumber had been here to fix the toilet, the appliance repair guy had been here to fix the fridge and the only real problem was . . where were those AAA batteries? I could tell he wanted to laugh but even with him in Texas and me in Missouri, laughing would not have been the thing to do and thank goodness for both of us, he realized that!
This week I’ve been to the dentist twice, to court once, Chad’s girlfriend has a kidney stone and he’s worried sick about her. I don’t remember him worrying so much when I had a kidney stone! 🙂
Moving with a relocation company has advantages and disadvantages. They take care of everything and they make moving as easy as it can possibly be but they order all kinds of inspections on our house.
One worrisome issue for relo companies has been synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS. We have some — just on about 1/4 to 1/3 of the front of our house. The relo company ordered the stucco test probably two months ago but we have to have three dry days . . days with no rain . . before they can run the test and the specialists say that their tests result in about 50% false positives. Vince kept telling me that there was nothing wrong with our stucco but . . how does he know? He said that if there was a problem, it wouldn’t be a huge job to take all the stucco off and put up siding of some sort. Easy for him to say since he’ll be leaving tomorrow for Texas.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning of this week were sunny but the inspector assigned to us had to drive from Kansas City and couldn’t come those two days. In fact, he couldn’t come this whole week. It wasn’t his fault . . we never know when we’re going to have dry days in a row and he had already made other plans. The relo company assigned us another inspector, who also had to come from Kansas City and he was booked too but he said he could come on Saturday (today). I worried til I almost made myself sick. Last night at 1:30 I was still thinking about the stucco. This morning I was up at 4:30 worrying about the inspection.
I’m so happy and relieved to report that the inspector came early this afternoon, did his inspection and said we don’t even have the EIFS type stucco and ours is fine! I’m so glad to have that hurdle behind us.
We still have a major whole house inspection coming up but I’m actually not worried about that. They will find things that need to be fixed . . they always do though I’ve gone over everything imaginable and don’t see what they can possibly find. But, they will find something! Nicole’s dad is a builder and he will fix whatever they want fixed.
Every day I’m more ready to pack up and leave and get this move behind me so we can get started over again in Texas.