Working on a House Right Now

I do not have time to do this on a full time basis, but I made a deal that makes sense for now. After the divorce I have been bouncing around, trying to save money by sleeping on couches here and there, house sitting and so forth. This house is a real mess to look at, but if you know what to do and how to do it then it is not so daunting. The first thing I had to do was to get hold of a place to do hydro jetting services in NJ. You can not really do much with a house that had the system screwed up like this one was. It had been sitting vacant for about half a year from what I understand and it had been vandalized somewhat by squatters, who had apparently been using it for drug use and drinking. I suspect that some of them were just teenaged delinquents, who probably were not any worse than some of the kids I hung out with when I was that age.

At any rate the damage done by trespassers looked horrible, graffiti and such, trash left about. It was not more than a hard weekend’s work to clean up most of that. The actual work that needs to be done is a lot more serious. I inspected the place and found some serious nasty things under the house, but the electrical work is really screwed up and that is something that I am not going to be able to do on my own, at least if I did it I am not really sure that it would pass inspection and you would not want to make the inspectors come out here and start thinking that they want to look at every little thing twice as hard.