Friday, November 15, 2013

The Reality v. The Illusion

A structure without issues, problems, deficiencies?  An illusion that does not exist. Every structure new or old, small or large, has its breaks, blemishes, improvements-to-be. "No matter who you hire to inspect your house before you buy, you’re going to discover something really important: absolutely every house will need some work, especially over time. That may sound totally obvious, but to some people it’s not. . . . Everybody wants to buy something that’s in perfect shape and will always stay that way. But nothing is truly maintenance free. Not your truck, your tools, your relationships – and for sure not your house." Mike Holmes, The Holmes Inspection (NY: Time Home Entertainment, 2012), 36.