An Unbelievably Significant Discovery!

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

Yesterday a team of divers found an ancient ship wreck off the coast of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. The cargo was largely intact because it was explained the ships had not capsized when they sank.  The vessels were transporting amphorae, large vases for carrying wine, olive oil and other goods.

The discovery has scientist pretty excited (I guess old pottery get's them worked up), but there is no gold or other treasure on these boats.  It sounds like they found the equivalent of a convoy of eighteen wheelers heading to Whole Foods Market.

Now I found a truly significant discovery the other day during, can you believe it, a home inspection! Yes there I was poking through this house and taking pictures for my report.

You see I take lots of pictures. You might say a boat load. They serve as my notes as well as illustrations for the report.

Getting back to my discovery. There I was in the kitchen snapping photos of interesting stuff like the range when I noticed the laundry.  I always take a couple of pictures behind the washer and dryer in order to see the vent pipe, plumbing and wiring back there.

I leaned over and took a couple of shots and pulled back to see the results. There was something poking in at the edge of the second picture that gave me pause. Could it be?

I leaned over the dryer once again and quickly took another shot. As I examined the picture there it was,

The Lost Sock!

Those guys in the Mediterranean Sea got nothing on this discovery! I'm contacting the media today. 15 minutes of fame here I come.

James Quarello
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JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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James Quarello
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JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

The missing sock mystery finally solved!  I can hardly wait for the documentary.

Jul 25, 2009 03:50 AM #9
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Silvia, This should be HUGE! Look for me in the news.

Gabe, As it is with all treasure discoveries, everyone lays claim to the booty. Sorry but I will need documentation.

Dennis, Good plan.

Larry, The weird part was it was still soft.

Bill, Thanks.

David, Sounds like you have pioneer socks.

Nutsy, How can you turn red with a fur face.

Charlie, I'm anxiously awaiting the call.

Jim, I'm sure once Discovery Channel gets wind of this, the documentary will follow quickly.

Jul 25, 2009 04:19 AM #10
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Mr James,

It is basically my nose and behind and under my tail that turn colors.

Nutsy

Jul 25, 2009 08:06 AM #11
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Imagine my surprise upon reading this post!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Give me a ring and I will get you my address immediately.

And thanks again...

By the way, right or left foot?

Jul 25, 2009 12:42 PM #12
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Nutsy, Waaaay too much information.

Jay, It's interchangeable.

Jul 25, 2009 12:56 PM #13
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

What!?

Jul 25, 2009 12:59 PM #14
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Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
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James,

So that's what happened to them! This is great news and it' good to know that you found it. :)

Steve

Jul 25, 2009 04:24 PM #15
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Bob Bloom
Keller Williams Realty - Vancouver, WA

The infamous lost sock. I thought it was a myth. Maybe Big Foot exists as well.

Jul 25, 2009 06:37 PM #16
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James, it is really interesting what we find behind the dryers, isn't it...

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Jul 25, 2009 11:31 PM #17
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Jay, You learn something new everyday. It should make getting dressed easier;)

Steve, Look no more.

Bob, I believe Steven Smithhas some good info on Big Foots existence.

Michael, Or many other places we poke into during an inspection.

Jul 25, 2009 11:55 PM #18
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Jim, I heard about this on the Discovery Channel, you solving the lost sock mystery that is. Wow, and here I was thinking that dryers all fell nto a Burmuda Triangle type place.

Jul 26, 2009 01:51 AM #19
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I am shocked.  And I always accused my dryer of "eating" them.

Jul 26, 2009 02:48 AM #20
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Andrea, Here I always thought the washer and dryer were in the the Bermuda Triangle.

Alan, You can now apologize to your dryer for your wrongly placed accusations.

Jul 26, 2009 03:01 AM #21
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Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

I'm still upset about my dryer and Nutsy is turning red while he reads this because he KNOWS what I mean. Kate

PS I really didn't want to discuss this but Nutsy is so responsible for the near demise of my family. So it is a public service announcement of sorts. KTG

Jul 26, 2009 03:43 AM #22
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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I'm not sure I'm ready to apologize to the dryer, just yet James.  Some really nasty words have been exchanged and it's not that easy to just forgive and forget.

But I'll stop accusing.

Jul 26, 2009 07:47 AM #23
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

You shoulda checked the washer too.  It usually has money!  Change from so many husband's pants where he didn't clean out the change. 

Jul 26, 2009 10:59 AM #24
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Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

I bet Nutsy steal's his boss's change.

Jul 26, 2009 11:04 AM #25
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Kate, That rodent is responsible for much trouble and I bet your right, he probably does steal his bosses change.

Alan, Good for you. Maybe you can work up to that apology.

Barbara, How stupid of me not to check behind the washer. I'll bet that's where the real treasure was to be found.

Jul 26, 2009 11:59 AM #26
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Christine McInerney
Great Life RE - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

I have tons of missing socks, looks like a search under the washer and dryer are in order.

Jul 26, 2009 01:36 PM #27
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Christine & Jennifer, As Barabara pointed out there might be treasure back there as well.

Jul 26, 2009 10:39 PM #28
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