A Spark

We're in the process of selling our house right now. With that comes a ton of pain-in-the-butt detail-type stuff. If you know much about me, you know I'm not much for details. I want to get the big picture and the main action and move on. It's good and bad.

Regardless, we had a home inspection done last week and this week there have been some contractors coming in and out of the house to do work that our buyers requested before we close. Pretty standard stuff.

Today, an electrician came to do some cleanup work in our crawl space. For reference our house is 100 years old and has had multiple additions so some of the work on the house isn't quite what it should be.

The electrician was here to tidy up some wiring, put covers on electrical boxes and a couple other things.

Halfway through his work, he came and grabbed me to show me a picture of wiring that was clearly burned up. 


That burned wire you see above was RIGHT NEXT TO OUR GAS LINE. 😱

Let that sink in. An exposed, hot electrical wire was burning up right next to our natural gas line under the house.

All it would have taken was a spark landing in the wrong spot or a leak of any kind in the gas line and BOOM.

House? Gone.
Dog? Gone. 
Cat? Gone. (Maybe not the end of the world...I'm the only one that likes him)...

Worst case scenario...my wife and son and even myself could have died. Just some one simple spark.

But that's really all it takes. You put in all the work and time and all you need is a spark. It can go great or it can go poorly, but a spark is all you need to know where you stand.

The good news is that if something is sparking somewhere it shouldn't be...you have time to find it and fix it. If it's sparking somewhere it should be, then there's a high likelihood things are going to take off in your favor.

What are you doing to create a favorable environment?