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2010 

Yesterday, Thanksgiving, was a balmy 63 degrees here in central Kentucky, though it was a lot of drizzling rain. Then I wake up this morning to head for the coffee shop and whatta you know.  I had to scrape the snow and ice off my windshield. My grandsons, who spent the night with grandpa and gra...
11/26/2010
After my wife's cancer scare a couple of weeks ago, I've even more to be thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving to all y'all! I'll be spending mine watching the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade, smelling the good smells from the kitchen as my wife and grandsons prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. ...
11/25/2010
When was the last time you REALLY LOOKED at your roof?  You don't climb roofs? When was the last time you had somebody REALLY LOOK at your roof? Erby, the Central Kentucky Home Inspector (yep, that's me) does roof inspections - FROM THE ROOF (*see bottom) - not just for home buyers but for any Ce...
11/22/2010
Sometimes you just gotta wonder what they were thinking! This finely installed plumbing vent boot flashing was found during a Lexington, KY Home Inspection a couple of days ago.       .                                   Someone didn't look at the instructions that say "This Side UP!"   Ten feet a...
11/20/2010
  Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC makes a great point about the dangers of carbon monoxide.  Though I'd say carbon monoxide is NEVER a good thing in your house. Does your newly constructed home need an inspection.  Jay and I have both found serious problems in brand new homes. Lizette,...
11/19/2010
As I was writing another blog this morning Do you snicker when Inspectors mention anti-tip brackets? I used one of my favorite analoogies about a lot of the stuff I find when performing Central Kentucky Home Inspections. I decided it rated a blog of it's own, so here it is! ======================...
11/18/2010
Yeah, I've seen it a lot.  I mention the missing anti-tip bracket on the kitchen stove and the Realtors just rolls their eyes and snicker. Here's why I mention it! No Charges To Be FiledIn Toddler's Death   Little kids sitting or pushing on the open oven door can cause the stove to tip over on th...
11/18/2010
OK, it's a LOT more personal than I normally get in my blog but if it encourages just one of you, it's worth it.  Please feel free to re-blog into appropriate groups if you know of one. Don't ask about the medical terms.  I don't know.  Ask your doctor. For years, my wife Joan has had annual pap ...
11/15/2010
Once again winter is almost upon us. As we enjoy these last few days of Indian Summer (what beautiful weather that's been) it's past time to get our gas furnaces checked to ensure we can survive the cold in comfort. BUT, it's also time to ensure that we have working carbon monoxide detectors in o...
11/12/2010
In just a few hours it will be November 10th, 2010. On November 10th, 1775 (235 years ago) the United States Congress created the greatest fighting force on earth.  The United States Marine Corps. Please join me in wishing the United States Marine Corps a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a big thank you for be...
11/09/2010
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