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Was it snowing on 10th Street today?

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Was it snowing on 10th Street today?

snow prep

Tool kit - check, Car brush - check, Ladder - check, Snowshoes - check

10th Street    Do it!

           This was todays job, at a lull in the wind,       and this is how I dealt with it.

So, yes it was snowing. It was what a New Englander would call a sou'wester: gusting, drifting blowing snow, in your face, weather.

I'm prepared for it. It's not like it was going to be a suprise. It's winter. It's just going to be there.

I even have a second pair for my clients who want to follow the inspection. Something I encourage all my clients to do when they can.

prep for inspection

If you are a professional you are prepared for all conditions. 

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Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Love the snowshoes - we almost needed them here, today!!!  Robert, I'm sure that being prepared for your line of work is of the utmost importance and it looks like you are there!!!

Feb 20, 2013 11:05 AM
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas - Shawnee, KS
Local Expert in NE Central Kansas Real Estate Home

We also could use snowshoes here tomorrow but I don't know that anyone carries them.  We just use boots here.

Feb 20, 2013 11:08 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

I was at a home inspection on Monday and we trudged around through the snow.  I didn't have to use snow shoes but I did have my snow boots on!

Feb 20, 2013 11:09 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

You certainly are prepared.  I went on a septic inpsection in the winter several years ago and the inspector brought a jack hammer to get through the frozen ground!

Feb 20, 2013 11:51 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Good sir, you may have gotten me to buy snow shoes. :) Thanks!

Feb 20, 2013 12:35 PM
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

I might have to get a pair of those. They seem to work pretty good for you. 

Feb 20, 2013 01:32 PM
Tom Jansson
Acuity Home Inspections - Chicago, IL
Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified

That's what I call prepared!

Feb 20, 2013 01:34 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Robert:  I haven't seen snow this depth since... ummm... last week.  LOL.  Just east of Cleveland, Ohio here in what we call the "snow belt."  Lots of snow blowing in off Lake Erie.  And yes... it's really, really cold!

Feb 20, 2013 02:48 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

By the way... I've been to Quebec City four times... but not in quite a while.  The first time was in October of 1985... and then I've been back three times since then.  What a beautiful city.

Feb 20, 2013 02:52 PM
Wika Hutchinson
Eugene, OR
We don't have much snow this winter. It's a very mild winter here in Eugene-Portland area, and yesterday was warm and sunny as if it were late spring!
Feb 20, 2013 03:16 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I have to say I have never worn a pair of snow shoes.  My clients would be out of luck!  I do have some gaiters that go up to the knee!

Feb 20, 2013 07:21 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Those look fun!  I'm amazed and some of the equipment I've seen home inspectors carry.  I'm a huge fan of those ladders too.  Very cool!

Feb 20, 2013 09:00 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert, that's what I call being prepared for anything that may come up during an inspection.

Feb 20, 2013 09:28 PM
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Thanks everybody for your comments and interest. Those enjoying good weather count you blessings. For those not, well I know what it's like. I only breakout the snowshoes when the snow is thigh to hip deep.

Feb 20, 2013 09:32 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If Lewis and Clark were alive today, they would be inspectors running a very nice inspection service....

Feb 20, 2013 10:25 PM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Robert, We had a very mild winter here in the NW. Had to go to the mountain for snow of any depth. I put on my snow boots only a few time this year. 

Feb 20, 2013 10:37 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Just imagine what it must be like for short-legged dogs, like basset hounds and those poor little weiner dogs... LOL.

Feb 20, 2013 11:29 PM
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

The right tool at the right time Lenn.

The secret is layers Melissa at those areas where you feel the chill.

Scott we may be hardened to it but most would trade to warmer anyday.

Ed snowshoes will work,'mush' not so much.

'Be prepared' can be applied anywhere with sucess Juli.

Lawrence, boots are good right up untill the snow is deeper. you soon find out how deep.

Christine we call that much snow a sprinkle.

Hi Joan, thats extrem prep, but its what he had to do.

Laura have fun, avoid backing up.

Rob they work well . Can walk any where, right over the snow drifts but fence gates can be a challenge.

Hi Tom, I have them because I need them. when I did'nt have them I knew it.

Carolyn you must be well aguainted with snow and Quebec City is a gem.

Wika, stop! . Stop complaining, go to the light white, head up hill.

Yeah Jay I don't know how you can stand it. Wet knees, ugh! :)

Those ladders are cool but be sure the locks are engaged. (Christiansens)

Michael I'm sure you'll agree, it's not good to not be prepared.

Richie their report open up the west like an inspectors open the house to you.

Karen I think that's where the idea for skiing came from.



Feb 21, 2013 01:21 AM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

It's been a long time since I have worn snow shoes Robert. You have a lot in common with the U.S. postal service.

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." - Herodotus, 503 B.C

Feb 21, 2013 10:14 PM
Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Sadly Malcolm that quote no longer applies to the US Postal service anymore. The Canadian gave up the ghost long ago.

I'll be back out on them again today, with my client. His wife wants pictures.

Feb 23, 2013 12:25 AM