Homeselling Journal ~ When You Are Not Cooking With Gas
I think I will start a home selling journal so that I never forget what a pain moving is! And so I can better relate to my home selling clients who have to go through this mess.
Rather than wait for the home to go into escrow before getting a termite inspection, I followed my own advice to sellers...... get the inspection before you put it on the market and you will be able to take your time in getting bids for the repair work that may have to be completed.
This past weekend, my home was tented because there were termites in one small area of the framing area. One small area, and the whole house had to be tented!
So for those that have not gone through the process recently, you may not know that the Gas company must shut off your service. Well that is OK because you do not want anything to happen to your biggest investment right before you are going to cash in on it.
But, what one forgets is that you must remember to call the Gas company and reschedule for them to come back two to three days later and turn that service back on. If you forget to do this, you will be out of gas for an additional day, at the very least.
Then when you call in, you are not given that morning or afternoon option for the re-connect. Since you are being “fit-in” because of the fumigation disconnect, you have to be available all day to meet the gas man or risk another day of no gas, because they will not turn it back on unless you are home. Ugh!!
But the biggest inconvenience is when you go to the stove to fix a scramble egg for breakfast. After returning home after a few days out of your home, after not being able to take a shower because there is no hot water, then you can’t cook that egg because you have a gas stove.
Solution: This is the first time I scrambled an egg in the microwave and it was pretty good! Here is where I got this Microwave Scrambled Egg Recipe
Yes, moving is a pain, but there are some silver linings. And having a good ”work around” is one of them.
Next episode: bagging items for fumigation.
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