Sunday, 27 April 2014

Out With The Old

We spent the past week looking into bridge financing, to try and get our closing date moved up.  It looks like we will be able to move into the new house one week earlier (19 days before our wedding instead of 12!), so the new move in date will be June 23rd.  We just have to have the previous owners amend the purchase agreement, which hopefully will not be a problem.

Once we get moved in, the first item on the list will be the electrical.  We've known all along that the wiring in the house needed updating, as parts of it are still running on the original knob and tube.  Imagine, 130 year old wiring and it's still working!  Talk about a fire hazard!!

 What a Mess!

Knob and Tube Wiring - it's gotta go!

Unfortunately, our current insurance company is being pretty strict about the old wiring.  They want it removed within 30 days of our closing.  Not just disconnected, but removed from the walls.  That wouldn't be a problem with old copper or aluminium wiring which can just be pulled, but in order to get all of the knobs and tubes out, many of the walls will have to be opened up.  Needless to say, we're shopping around for another insurance company.

As our moving date gets closer, we are starting the process of packing and planning the move.  Jeremy's goal is one box a day...slow and steady.  I'm more of the speed packing at the last minute type of person.  I guess we'll see who wins out!

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