I have a new friend living in my head. While I am use to having lots of voices in my head attempting to convince me of one thing or another, this "new-kid-in-the-block" is actually quite helpful.
What could be better?
Most of my readers will remember reading about my unfortunate encounter with a razor blade on an inspection a few months ago. That incident was the conception of this recent addition to the family of voices in my head.
This friendly voice now speaks up whenever I am tempted to put my hands where they don't belong.
If you look closely in the following picture, you should be able to see that there is something black hanging down under the siding near this sidewalk.
My first thought was that it was merely a piece of building paper or some other debris sticking out from behind the siding---after all that is not an uncommon occurrence.
As I got closer I was very glad I didn’t just reach down to “feel” what it was---but instead---listened to that little voice in my head.
Those voices in our heads can sometimes drive us batty, but in this case they turned out to be useful.
Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board