Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bachelor Pad

I took a look at a house after work last night. This one was a "no", mainly because it was on a busy road. Also, the listing stated that the foundation "needs work", which I guess is correct if by "needs work", they meant "needs to be replaced". The basement walls were bowing in so badly I was afraid the damn thing was gonna collapse while I was there.

Now, since I work for a structural engineer, I'm fully aware that even a total foundation replacement is not necessarily an insurmountable obstacle. Lop several grand off the purchase price, and you're good to go. But I just wasn't feeling it for this house. The rooms were small, the kitchen was teensy, and there's that busy road out front.

You could just tell that a guy lives here. A guy with a cat.

The kitchen was pretty nasty:

Let's take a closer look at the microwave, shall we?
I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but there was some kind of ........ something ........ splattered all over the inside of that thing. It looked like he had put ......... something ........ in there, turned it on "high", and waited until ....... whatever it was ........ exploded. Blerch.


FightAgainstRedTape said...

Gruesome. Totally gruesome!

Leave well alone!!!

kitkat said...

Gross! It's interesting what people will live with. They just get used to it. The microwave that came with this house was filthy too, as was the oven.

3carnations said...

How about the wall behind the microwave? Ick. He could've slapped a bit of paint over that for the showing.

rockygrace said...

The listing said, "make an offer", but frankly, um ...... no.