The title of this post is only loosely related to the post----it is a super inspirational movie that is based on a true story of a real Rocket Scientist.
I wish my job was Rocket Science----but for the most part it isn’t.
Home inspectors need good observation skills. Some would argue that teaching that part is the difficult part----if it is possible at all. With enough time and commitment one can learn everything one needs to know, and can become very good at figuring out things, but the ability to “SEE” is more difficult to learn and teach.
When things are not right, the things that are “not right” must jump at the inspector like a hungry tiger---almost as if the defect is finding the inspector as opposed to the other way around. Beginning inspectors are so intent on finding defects that they often look right past things that would otherwise have them for lunch if those things hadn’t already eaten the previous inspector.
That said----some things jump out of the shadows more easily than others.
Take this picture for example----if there is anything I can’t stand it is obviousness (to loosely quote Mickey Rourke in “Barfly.”
Perhaps the plumber didn’t get paid.
Perhaps someone ran out of weekends.
PS, for those of you that are new to my blog (or for some other "unexplained" reason have never noticed)all pictures and smiley-face inserts (emoticons) (when I use them) have messages that show up when you point at them with your cursor.
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WA State, Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board