We called State Farm to discuss home insurance for our new house but first we had to figure out how to get the keys from the lock box. We bought this through an internet website called Hubzu so they gave us the key code. After dropping the two older kids at school, husband and I made our way to the house with two little ones in tow.
We happily removed the sell sign and entered the house to find it cold, drafty and very very damp. It's been raining quite a bit since we put a contract on the home on 10/22 with every rain storm making husband grit his teeth at the added water damage coming through the leaky roof. The 2nd floor looked worse then when we had last seen the house, more ceiling tiles have falling down in rooms that before didn't seem to have any damage so our guess is the house is very damp inside.
I desperately want to turn on electric and get some air movement in there. Maybe put a dehumidifier on every floor. Mold freaks me out, I have visions of the houses in New Orleans condemned because they were covered in black mold.
Husband says the first step is getting the roof fixed but I'm freaking out about the mold growing. He even found a mushroom growing on the floor! I think we're both freaking out about different things so I hope it doesn't lead to too many arguments.
Oh, and State Farm can't insure the house because the walls are plaster and there is no one in the area who is skilled to fix plaster walls and I guess the other damage was an issue as well. They gave us another number of someone who might be able to help with insurance. I'm not sure I care at this point. I'd rather get the house in more stable condition before spending money on insurance.
I did however manage to send in the "turn on mail" card and called trash service to get that set up but we need to turn on water before the trash service will start. So many things to do!