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Jay's Saturday Morning Haiku - 1

Jay's Saturday morning haiku - 1

The English form of the traditional Japanese Haiku includes any or all of the following:

  • The use of 17 syllables, in the form of three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.  Some haiku may employ 10 - 14 syllables, but 17 is traditional.
  • The use of a season in the poem.
  • The use of a "cut word" or punctuation to set off and compare two images.

I intend to take something related to my home inspection adventures and show case it with a haiku every week.  Please enjoy this, my first one.  (I have already written two more, so I am loaded for a while!)

 

 

Come on to our pad.

 

You will have to stand up straight -


We lean together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 19 commentsJay Markanich • October 22 2011 06:59AM

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Much better thanks

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 7 years ago

Sorry James!  I had never done that big lettering before.  I will figure out how to do it so it doesn't pop up the source code like that!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Good morning, Jay. H-m-m-m. Confucius say, second verse worst than first... 

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 7 years ago

Hi Jay,

Are you showing the line too short as well as the tanks need to be moved each time they need to tie into a full tank? There should be enough line to hook into all three tanks without the tanks being moved.

I can't see grandma out there trying to hook up tanks in the snow. Or any ther time.

Never know what you might find when inspecting a home.

All the best. Clint McKie 

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) about 7 years ago

Michael - Confucius was Chinese so he wouldn't know a haiku from a hayride.  But the second verse is the beginning of the juxtaposition!

It's brilliant really...  simply brilliant!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Clint - due to the sinking of the pad, the tanks are leaning at almost 15 degrees.  They are empty now, but when they are filled, due to the current leaning, they may be vulnerable to tipping and pulling the gas line off the house! 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Good morning Jay. I enjoyed your Haiku attempt. The owners of this house may want to address this before adding gas for this years winter. I would be curious as to why they settled in the first place. Is it below an eave or just poor compacting prior to pouring the pad. Yikes.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) about 7 years ago

You are a creative bugger, aren't you?  It would take me a month to create the darn Haiku!

Posted by Wendy Cutrufelli, Contra Costa Realtor (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 7 years ago

Randy - the sellers are original owners, the house is four years old, and no other pad in the area was sinking this way.  So this one was clearly not founded well.

Thanks Wendy.  I wrote it on a pad on my knee as I was driving home.  I wrote two more too, being in the "mode!"

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Good Afternoon Jay! I struggle with forming proper sentences and spelling, let alone trying figure out "Haiku." Have a great weekend!

Posted by Michael S. Bolton, MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.) about 7 years ago

Michael - I remember trying real hard to come up with one in high school English, but now they don't seem so hard.  We had to try to come up with limericks too, and I still can't do those!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay, you are definitely more than a home inspector or just another "pretty face" wouldn't you know it, you are a poet ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Thanks Chris.  Not very popular yet, but I intend to keep this up!  I have two more in the wings!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Now you have grown those long feet. Or are you a tall guy. Any way don't tip over.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jim - my feet are a size 13, which makes it hard for me to tip over!  Thost tanks now, that's a different thing.

Weird we were on the same wavelength again!  That's what, the third or fourth time?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Haiku. Interesting thing to start, and ambitious. If you stop would that be a haiku hiatus?

Pads like that are a bad practice here. Too susceptible to frost displacement.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) about 7 years ago

Thanks Robert.  A new twist.  I have four written now, with photos.  We get really cold snaps too, but not like you.  I think frost does a number on lots of things.  Our decks need to be 24" deep to avoid frost influence - probably deeper for you.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay -- There is definitely a straight problem here!  It will be interesting to find out how the owners decide to fix that problem.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) about 7 years ago

Steven - my understanding is that they are out of town.  When they see the photo in the report they will think that it's always been that way!  Whassa problem?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

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