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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Log Cabin Report

It was not good! I took my camera and didn't even take a single picture. On the way home, Vince said he knew when I hadn't taken a single picture after just a few minutes that I was not impressed. They had never finished the inside. The floors just had the subflooring with lots of open spaces. They've had critters in there that have made a pretty big mess. They've had a pretty good attack of wood bees/beetles and what the bugs didn't damage, the woodpeckers going after the bugs damaged. There's a sump pump in the basement and it appears it had overflowed. I can't even remember what else wasn't right but it was very unimpressive. I guess we should have known . . when the price seems too good to be true, there's a reason! The land, the view and the gardens were gorgeous. But there's no way we were interested in a house needing that much work. I really felt bad for the man who owns the house. He's about 80 and pretty frail. He doesn't live out there and apparently doesn't go out there much. He had big plans for the place but just lost interest. Thanks for all the good wishes and encouragement about the log home though. Judy L.

9 Comments:

  • Oh Judy, I'm so sorry that it wasn't what you were hoping. It's amazing that someone would build a beautiful cabin on a beautiful lot and never finish it. Keep looking...your dream home is still out there!

    By Blogger Carolyn, at 5/17/2006 06:00:00 PM  

  • Disappointing for sure, but you would have wondered about it forever if you hadn't gone to see it! What a shame!

    Yeah, what Carolyn said -- it's out there; just keep looking!

    (((HUGS))) & more (((HUGS)))

    By Blogger Vicky, at 5/17/2006 07:09:00 PM  

  • Finding the perfect log home is like dating, you have to kiss a few toads before you find the prince. I think the good Lord will find you the right place in His time : )

    By Blogger Patty, at 5/18/2006 02:46:00 AM  

  • My Mom always said,"The best way to cure you from wanting the dress, is to try it on..." I little work is one thing, but it sound like there were major construction issues. Hang in there, very few people walk into there 'dream' house... most people 'make' it theirs...

    By Blogger Screen Door, at 5/18/2006 03:28:00 AM  

  • Judy,
    I HATE house shopping...cuz I want to take parts from about 10 homes and make it into one! ;o) Hang in there and I'm sorry it didn't work out!
    Hugs
    Laurie

    By Blogger Laurie, at 5/18/2006 10:52:00 AM  

  • not meant to be, it sounds like but maybe the next spot you look at will be more to your liking. Hope springs eternal.

    By Blogger Linda_J, at 5/18/2006 03:26:00 PM  

  • what a let down! guess it's not meant to be...

    By Blogger cher, at 5/18/2006 05:06:00 PM  

  • I'm so sorry Judy! Obviously it wasn't meant to be. This just means that there is something much better waiting out there for you to find it and call it "home".

    By Blogger Patti, at 5/18/2006 07:37:00 PM  

  • Buy the paper and go to all the open houses - a great way to go house shopping! No appointment, no commitment - just go and take a look - you never know what you might find! And enroute - you might come across some more open house signs to stop in. Keep looking because the more you look at the "no's" the quicker you will realize when you finally see the "YES!".

    Cheers!

    Evelyn

    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 5/23/2006 05:17:00 AM  

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