- Replace existing roof with GAF Timberline shingles.
- Add an Ice and Water Neoprene Protectant.
- Repair gutters in rear elevation and add new Seamless Copper Gutters to front and side elevations.
- Replace dry rot siding on south side of house.
- Fill sinkhole near rear door.
- Address poor site drainage and water run-off problems in front and north side of property.
- Repair the foundation’s structural bulge due to bond brick failure.
- Replace the missing Expansion Joints in rear masonry wall.
- Restore broken window sash.
- Seal all window pulleys.
- Weather-strip ground-level casement windows.
- Re-glaze broken attic window.
- Replace leaky outdoor spigot.
- Replace water pipes in first floor bathroom due to scale deposits.
- Add additional electrical circuit and fuse the No. 12 conductor with
- Replace faulty receptacles throughout.
corrie saysDecember 21, 2010 at 9:51 am
sounds ready for market!
Style Maniac saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:01 am
even in gingerbread-land the work never ends, does it? makes you want to be a renter again and just call the super. or Santa’s Elves.
DawnA saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:02 am
Maybe this is an “as-is” and lovely for its charm.
kidsmom saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:08 am
Handy Man Special?
Neil's wife saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:48 am
Hey, a friend of mine got a brulee torch. Badda bing badda boom..accidents happen, ya know whatta mean?
GK in MI saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:49 am
Watching too much Mike Holmes there Bossy??
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysDecember 21, 2010 at 11:10 am
The home inspection report always makes you wonder how the hell you’ve been able to live in the place, no? Unfortunate it cannot all be fixed with a cosmetic coating of royal icing.
Joie saysDecember 21, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Did you actually get a home inspection? Thinking of putting your precious shoebox diorama on the market? I wish I could move into your neighborhood but alas we can’t sell our money pit.
Laraine saysDecember 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm
Clever, loved it.
Summer saysDecember 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Wow, and I thought **I** was over home ownership. Next time around I’m marrying a handyman (or a baker, that thing looks delicious).
Mrs. Tuna saysDecember 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm
The sexiest thing about my husband, the Big Tuna, wasn’t that he was taller than me but that he is very, very, very handy. But because he’s the Big Tuna it might be a bit too small for us.
kathleen saysDecember 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm
As if getting the big house ready for Christmas- I haven’t even started the gingerbread house. I leave it for when I’m done and have time to tweak and tinker and bake. Only I never have time and I’m slamming that poor thing together! It doesn’t matter, everybody always loves it- even if it is a fixer upper.
Birdbrain saysDecember 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm
Lovely, at least you won’t be replacing a sewer line from your rental instead of taking the family on a vacation at spring break. Goodbye Disney World, hello backhoe.
Em saysDecember 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Some day I’ll own a house!
KathyB saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm
There is a Hansel and Gretel hook here, but can’t quite catch it as it shimmers by.
Not June Cleaver saysDecember 21, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Save time and money, just eat it!
LOD saysDecember 22, 2010 at 12:16 am
Appropriately, most of these can be fixed with a generous dollop of frosting.
Deidre saysDecember 22, 2010 at 12:51 am
I overheard a witch talking that she was desperate to move out of her gingerbread hut and into a gingerbread house…
Wendy saysDecember 22, 2010 at 1:01 am
aw, not june cleaver beat me to it. i was gonna say, you forgot one: EAT UP!!
The Domestic Goddess saysDecember 22, 2010 at 9:36 am
Don’t forget the smoke detectors. Oh, and is there a railing with three steps or more? Because no U&O.
Lori saysDecember 22, 2010 at 10:20 am
Next year. (Sadly, that is not long off…) If only a few more M&M’s and gumdrops could cure all!
Krystyn saysDecember 22, 2010 at 11:15 am
As a plus, if a hurricane rolled through your foundation would likely float. 😉