Friday, April 17, 2015
Hope and Home
Y'all. That inspector's report came back a 42-page heart attack.
I have been knitting a Seed Stitch pillow in an attempt to keep the hope alive. I paused last night to ask Josh the question I didn't want to send out into the world: Do you think the bank will still lend after it sees the inspector's report? Josh said he didn't know. I knit faster.
But surely they will. Insurance agent and realtor friends have gone out of their ways the past two days to assure us that it will be fine. Good. Fine is good. Banks expect things like this with an old home, they said.
Maybe we're overreacting, I said back to Josh. knitknitknit
Hope with me, won't you? I have a vision to establish a house of refuge... a house with roses and a screened porch and fresh-baked bread and fluffy quilts and reading alcoves in the attic. We have a vision of one day adopting a child who has no home. Of welcoming people without a place. There are dreams here of hope and home...
(Later note: I feel compelled to add that, 1. A 2011 inspection report showed issues that had all since been addressed by the current owner, and 2. The Seller's Disclosure was beautiful and didn't note anything alarming. It cited two concerns, so we were prepared for some issues. But not 42 pages. Egads.)