Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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It Doesn't Take A Rocket Scientist

Boy, it is really hot in Bellingham. That is the lead for this blog post.

There are those home inspectors who would lead you to believe that the details and concepts that we inspectors have to remember are so complex and baffling that they are overwhelming to the mere average soul. Those types  just got their comeuppance here in Bellingham.

Talking complicated theories: How about convection and convective loops? Where does the hot and cold air go and how does it get there? Some people could spend hours explaining how hard it is to figure out just why the air currents circulate as they do and these people are wary to predict what parts of the room will be hot in summer and which parts will be cold in winter.

Okay, so it sounds complicated. But how complicated can it be when one of my office assistants figured it all out in about three minutes? His epiphany involved scorching weather, an open window, an electric fan, and a comfortable chair with a cushion.

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out where the air goes.

 

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 20 commentsSteven L. Smith • July 29 2009 05:20PM

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Steven, It's amazing how they know to get the best place! Cute cat!!!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Connie,

This guy has comfort figured out quite well.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Cats are smart animals. Much smarter than say rodents.

I see your assistant has grown. Good looking cat.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

Of course, cats are smarter than the average office assistant (or average squirrel?) -- and your diagram is excellently presented :)  :)  :)

Posted by Shoshana Shay (St. Pete Realty) over 9 years ago

Nothing quite like a cat on a hot tin roof----guess that was a different kind of cat:)  (I would post a picture of me just like that right now but one picture of me naked on the internet is already toooo much.)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hey, Steve, that looks like my cat except my cat has a back yard and back porch to sleep on.  No fan.  Poor thing.  Your cat is one lucky dog.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Steve - Right you are!  My cats have a knack for this, too.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Yep,

This guy is a near genious. He is probably ready for the national home inspector exam.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

LOL - absolutely. We are experiencing strangly cold weather (well sort of) and my cat want to cuddle on my lap. Would you like me to send you some of this weather there??? I'll take the heat (LOL) ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) over 9 years ago

When you dont make things complicated, they, well, become simple. You brought a smile to my face today so thanks for that. I enjoyed reading.

Posted by Jeff Polonsky (loansnjobs.com and EasyWayToShop.Com) over 9 years ago

According to our studies, cats rank higher than squirrels when taking the national home inspector exam. It is assumed this is due to cats actually possessing a brain.

Kate The Great, Mensa-R-Us Founder

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

And Kate, to answer the question of which is smarter all you have to do is answer the question, "How many zig-zags does it take for a cat to cross the road?"

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

So, if the air moves in the forest, and there's no one there to feel it, is there still a sound?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Charles, I have no response to your question. And Jay, ditto to your philosophical statement.  Ms. Manners

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Katewanderingford, drifting like the wind:) (man is Steve going to be confused----I know I am:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

"I have no response to that." That was a Meg Ryan line in Joe Vs. The Volcano

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

Kate, well in that case, "I will have whatever she is having.":)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

So if cats and squirrels are so dumb, how come Charlie asked Nutsy and Tigretto to help him study for the test?

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

i have one of those little guys blowing directly in my face by my bed at night!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 9 years ago

Steven, Steven, Steven. Mrs. Wallenda would like a word with you. Ms. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 9 years ago

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