We drove to Orlando in the morning and only did one house inspection today. When we got back to Arlington Ridge, it was not obvious that much had happened. On closer inspection, however, we could see that people had been there.
Someone had gone around the house and put duct tape over plumbing. My guess was that it is to protect the pipes from drywall debris and dust. This spot is the water hookup for the washing machine in the laundry room.
Someone had gone all through the house and placed flat steel plates over any wiring or pipes that might get pierced with nails.
We had monsoon rains on our way to and from Orlando. Andy said it was a tropical storm. Most of the windows in the house were open so there was plenty of water on the floors.
Shingles had been placed on the roof. Dang. I wanted to get a picture of that happening.
After walking around the house and inspecting everything, we sat in the windowless window hole in the living room. I was sad to see this large dragon-fly caught in the front window. I don’t know how it got in there, but it was dead so I was too late to save it.
The metal pipe coming up the block wall is the gas supply. It splits into hoses in the ceiling and goes to the gas appliances. Yay, I get a gas stove!
There was a little water in the bathtub. This is a mystery as there is no faucet yet.
I saw a recipe for Tamale Pie in the New York Times recipe newsletter and gave it a try. Andy was not too thrilled with the concept, but he loved the pie when it was set before him. Culinary Disaster! My casserole dish did not have the high sides called for in the recipe and the cornbread crust overflowed. Hey, that’s what oven cleaner is for. Right? I served it with sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocado.