Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tented House


Besides the high cost of living, another cost comes in the more natural form- termites. California is the biggest sand pile ever created. This is a picture, taken this afternoon, of our new home. I hate ants so you might imagine what I feel about termites but after this tenting process, we will stay on top of it and spray every few years to keep them away. Nothing like your investment disappearing... literally!

4 comments:

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

ugh. At least you're not living there yet. That would be a real pain! I hope that the neighbors keep up with the termites, too! If one house has them, surely the surrounding ones do, too. Maybe you'll inspire them!

E said...

We have to spray for termites again asap. It is so wet and low lying here.

Melissa said...

So this is a preventative step? or are there little guys living there already? What a downside to home ownership, BUT on the bright side, you're both now home owners!!
CONGRATS!!

Dan & Hillary said...

Termites are part of life here. If you don't spray every 2-3 years, they'll just come back. We've seen multi-million dollar home being tented. Guess the buggers don't discriminate!