Monday, August 8, 2011

The House is Officially Ours!

We closed this Morning! Thanks  Land Title in Breckenridge, everything was well organized and ready for us when we walked in.

We had the truck packed and the Pathfinder loaded with stuff  and out the door we went to move in!  We found the home still had a lot of the previous owners stuff in it.  We are boxing it up and hopefully the Seller will come and get it.  According to their agent they will.

BIG SURPRISE this afternoon!  Bob and Libby came by and helped us take the second load of stuff up to the house and unload it! Wow! This was such a  huge help!  We owe you guys!

We aren't ready to sleep there tonight but will return tomorrow with more stuff and hope fully spend the night there!

Tomorrow the Septic work is supposed to start and COMCAST is supposed to install our internet!! This will be a joke as I called COMCAST today and told them to make sure their guy was prepared as he would need to string wire on the poles about 300 ft.  The moron on the end of the line assured me there used to be cable there and it's already at the house!  We'll see!! If I have my internet a month from now I'll be amazed!

We are so excited about this home and our new life there! Wow!  It doesn't get any better.  Oh and the weather is perfect, hardly a cloud in the sky!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Bear ... Where???? In the kitchen!!

As a side note, the septic guys apparently left the kitchen door open for a bit this morning when they got to the house.  When the came back to get some items from their truck, there was a bear in the kitchen!! It didn't do much damage, but it dented a beer can and ran off with a bottle of caramel syrup.  Well...I can't knock that! That sounds like a typical dinner for me! Anyway the bear apparently hung around for a while out in the woods but by the time I arrived onsite, he was long gone.  My dog, Zeppelin, looked around all over the place and couldn't find him/her.

I hope to post a video soon that one of the septic guys took of the bear!  Stay tuned....

The Septic Inspection....

So Septic systems are huge deals in rural areas such as the unincorporated parts of Summit County and elsewhere.  Summit County requires all systems to be pumped and inspected prior to the sale of any property.  As such, today was the day our inspection happened.

Our system was likely installed in 1972 or 3 when the home was originally built.  The tank was a fiberglass tank, common in a tank of that age.

The contractors uncovered the tank today and pumped it.  In the photos below you can see the equipment and the opening in the top of the tank as well as the pump hose used by the contractor to pump the tank.

Needless to say,  a hole was discovered in the side of the tank, and it has been leaking for a while.  Under new regulations, this will require a 2000 gallon tank for a home the size of ours.  The Seller will pay the contractor to replace it and the work will take place next week after closing.

Here is a video of the excavation taking place....

Monday, August 1, 2011

Moving toward closing!!!

We have past our inspections and with one exception, all were acceptable.  The owner needs to get the septic system inspected and the permit updated.  This should happen this week.  In the meantime, We have gotten one of the snowmobiles running and the ATV running.

Here are some new photos of the property, mainly the house:

We are putting together a renovation plan and trying to figure out the logistics of moving our stuff there.  Comcast Internet is going to be a tough one as they probably have to string new cable all the way from the main road, several hundred yards away. Julie is excited to have Direct TV again!! We could not get that at our current home because we had too many trees.  Here we have a fantastic south facing exposure with clear views to the south.

Coming soon, interior pics and video tour!!