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     We all know how addictive the Internet can be----especially to activerain. There have been countless stories about the “effects” of this addiction on our lives----some good-----some bad.      I am turning the focus of this blog to a less talked about aspect of our compulsion.      The lengt...
     As both a Licensed Structural Pest Inspector and a Licensed Home Inspector in Washington State, I provide my buyers with the kind of service that has become expected of Home Inspectors in Washington State.      This is a little bit unusual when compared to other parts of the country, but he...
     “They sure don’t make them like they used to.”      Everyone has heard this----most of us have even said it.  Usually I am likely to say something like, “And that is a good thing that they don’t”      Now you are probably wondering how this relates to whatever you are thinking about---espec...
     Life can be viewed as a room full of doors connected to rooms full of doors.      All we have to do is figure out which doors to open and which doors to leave closed.  As long as they don’t hit us in the butt when we go through them we usually do OK.      While it might be “comfortable” to ...
     Sometimes we have those “light-bulb” moments in our lives where something just “clicks” and we understand things in a way that we just could not grasp them previously.      The “mechanisms” for these moments are not well understood, and yet sometimes it is actually hard to understand how we...
     Does anyone actually believe that you can not teach old dogs new tricks?       While this may be true of dogs, I like to flatter myself in thinking that this is not necessarily true of human beings.  To watch the actions of some people though, one does have to wonder.       It seems as thou...
     The drain.      Yes, without a drain a bathtub would be a quite painful apparatus----and probably wouldn’t get used very much----or the water would just sit there until it turned green and foul.  It was probably part of why our ancestors bathed once a year whether they needed it or not.    ...
     If there is anything that makes the lives of inspectors difficult, it is house defects that have somehow “stood the test of time.”      Every inspector has heard from sellers and agents on both sides of the deal say, “But it has been that way for………”      The only thing I can equate this to...

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