I thought we were in the clear on this whole real estate deal, but we got a call today that the apartment failed inspection because there was a leak behind the walls from both of the bathrooms and major renovation needed to be done or the walls might collapse. Curt went over to look at it and talk about our options. We noticed that the wall paper was peeling back on one of the walls when we looked at the place. I am not sure if they found the problem when they were trying to repair it or if they did an actual inspection, but there are major problems.
After some discussion, we decided that we would moved our stuff to the apartment on Saturday, but move into a hotel until July 12 when the repairs are scheduled to be completed. The landlord will give us money to pay for the hotel. If we stay in the apartment while they try to do the repairs, it will take much longer, be messy, noisy and annoying. We'll be able to have access to our stuff while they are doing the repairs, but they don't want us to unpack. At least we will be able to assess our furniture needs for the new space.
My sister is coming on July 2 and Curt is leaving on July 5 so we are going get a second hotel room during the overlap because 5 people in one room will be a little tight. We are just going to stay at the Dragon Hill on Post since it will be close to the apartment, close to the hospital for Kate's shadowing and close to Ian's activities.
We will be losing some money on this deal because we'll have to eat out a lot, but with the hotel covered, it won't be that bad. I'm glad we won't have to figure out storage for our stuff. Small favors.