We have some guests in our house that we did not ask to come. We actually went out of our way to make sure they didn't. Commited premediated murder. They must have gas masks, because they made it through that incident and carried on with their deconstruction of the livingroom wall.
Steve discovered the termites on Saturday when he was replacing the front window. We knew there was dry rot. We expected some past termite damage just because they are so prevalent in this area. We did not expect to find living creepy crawlies crawling in our wall. We did have a pest inspection and termite spray done when we bought this place after all.
When we bought this house, we knew we were buying a fixer upper. We did that on purpose in order to increase our equity by doing most of the work ourselves. I did not intend for part of that work to be tearing down my livingroom wall. I just got my shelves hung!
Ah, the joys of home ownership.