At this tear-down property today on behalf of a “fixer upper flipper” company. Didn’t even enter the home it was so bad. There was a furious pit bull on the roof (naturally), that the homeowners chained up at one point.
Then the homeowners asked me if they could leave. They leave, five minutes later the dog comes back out on the roof, telling me that he desperately wants to kill me.
Then a person I hadn’t met yet walks out of the home and asks me “who are you and why are you here?” I told him and felt very grateful he didn’t have a gun in his hand. Then he says “oh, I wouldn’t have let the dog loose if I knew you were here. He can jump down from the roof, he did yesterday.”
To be clear, the firearm would be to defend against violent animals. This pit bull today made me feel like it would be pretty damn appropriate.
Any feedback? This is the first and last time I step foot on a property like this, I’m walking away next time. But I feel like something bad can still happen even if I was more careful, especially in the “hills have eyes” regions where people beat their dogs into being a security system.
Clients were actually very reasonable and told me to just do what I can from the outside. I get the feeling the report is just a formality for corporate.
It’s usually business I welcome, they’re good people and have never said anything about my limitations. Honestly, part of it is me just wanting to deliver good value & worrying about them criticizing my work.
It’s tough because I think we all have our own thresholds for certain limitations - sometimes I choose to move some boxes out of the way, sometimes I’ll step off of floor boards in the attic onto the rat run to get a better picture of the vent pipe penetration, etc. So with these houses, it’s this added difficulty of constantly judging whether I’m going to call out a limitation or not.