Story Time

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Oh boy do I have a story to share!!!!
This house is for sale. Our Realtor brought it to our attention. He said the sellers moved out awhile ago and are very motivated. It would be a great house at a possible great deal.

It sparked our interested so we went by yesterday to view it. We walked up to the front door just as T.J. (that's the Realtor) was putting in the code to unlock it.

He turned to us and said, "Do you hear water running?"

It had snowed but it was too cold for things to be melting. We looked up and nothing was dropping from the eave spouts. We noticed water was dripping off of the front doorstep though .

T.J. cautiously opened the door. The house was flooded!! Water was gushing from the now fallen ceiling. Apparently a pipe had busted and with no one living there it was not discovered.

Oh it was so sad. What a pretty house. And the poor sellers....we hope it works out in their favor, assuming they have insurance.

It was so strange to see that kind of mess in person. My cushy life has only viewed something like that in a movie.

11 Showin' Comment Love:

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I can't imagine that! So I'm guessing that you will *not* be buying that house... We'll just hope that they have insurance!

Cayman's Daddy said...

Kristen in the car right before we saw this house "I think we should get this house if we can get it for a good price". Much more excited than i have seen her for any other house. She must not want one with an indoor swimming pool (and water slide). :)

My name is Sarah said...

Hello!!! That was our house this exact time last year. Actually not the same house, but same story. Sarah was working on a weeklong post about it until her computer died. You will not believe the pictures. We had to move to a Holiday Inn for three weeks while they fixed it. And where were we when the flood happened? IN BUCKEYE LAND, we were walking on Lane Ave. when we got the call. I can't imagine that happening to a house someone is trying to sell. Our insurance covered next to nothing - it fell under that tiny fine print that is called "owner neglect."

Well, it seems you have come to peace with the Taj so all is good for the moment.

Lisa said...

Oh No!!!!! That is terrible! I can't even imagine how you begin to clean up and repair such a mess!

The Soldatke family said...

Oh, that is so sad!! What a cute house, too. I feel bad for the owners. It's such a hard market and then this!! Oh yuck! good luck house hunting!

Ann said...

I've never seen that in person either. Too bad for the owners. What a shock to open the door to a huge mess. Our pipes froze while we were out of town over Christmas. Fortunately we had wonderful friends checking in our hour house and they discovered the problem are were able to fix it with no damage! Praise God for good friends who are also handy enough to thaw pipes!

Sweetest Girl in the World said...

Wow! That is awful.
If this was a story from the movies, then the three of you would have been washed out to the lawn with the gushing water from the house - good thing we live in real life - phew!
I hope you're dream house is right around the corner. House Hunting = NO FUN AT ALL!

Anonymous said...

Oh man...poor people. What a funny story...sad, but funny! :) Must not have been meant to be for you!!

Anonymous said...

Just think of it as a sign from God that you are suppose to move to Arizona to be close to us! :O)

Kadynsmommy2007 said...

Ahhh yes, we had went into a house well didn't go in but went up to the front porch and heard water, i was like oh man indoor pool, and just as I thought the whole place was flooded,and it was summer, so who knows how long it was gushing water. OH well though. We move into out new house next week!

The Donald said...

WOW! I am out of the blogging world for a month and look what I miss? This is a crazy story. It makes you wonder how long it would have gone for? Would the next people who show up been knocked down by a cascade of water?

(I don't know if I used cascade in the right context right there, but I am tired.)