Monday, March 31, 2008

I Did Promise Pictures


She has finally gotten settled after the 2 days of driving, two nights in hotels, being passed like a hot potato from grandparent to grandparent, teething some molars, and being in a strange new house. Her room is absolutely huge and the daily goal seems to be to cover the entire surface of the floor with toys. Clearly she has enough toys when that is possible.

Now, as for the house . . . real pictures are just going to have to wait, as I've been a tad bit busy dealing with the fact that it's an absolute shithole. Hindsight is 20/20 and I am kicking my own ass about being too freaking cheap to come down here and check it out before hand. Of course, I probably would have never seen the most major of the problems then anyways.

So far, a few things have been resolved. There are no more spiders, and I've only maimed an occasional roach. I now have hot water, heat and air conditioning. We installed a screen for the sliding door and got a few temporary window screens, so I can open the place up. The leaking washer hook-up has been replaced. The ripped and torn and lint spewing dryer vent pipe has been replaced. And it's become an overall clean place to stay. However . . .

There is a huge ass leak in the wall behind the kitchen, mold in the kitchen cabinets, and a puddle under the carpet in the spare room, which used to be the garage.

That's a bit of an issue.

We found the mold and leak through a bit of a process. I went to go clean my bottom shelves and lo and behold, they were bending and disintegrating at the slightest touch. We decided to rip them out and stick some plywood in there so that they were at least a little bit usable. Turns out, there was a surprise underneath there.

Before

During

After clean up

Appetizing, isn't it?

All of my kitchen stuff is still in boxes, as I obviously have no where to put it. That, and I have a little nagging voice in the back of my head telling me this is bad, really bad, and we're going to have to get the heck outta here and move to a non mold infested place.

Is it bad that I just ate an entire chocolate bunny today, which I was saving for the husband?

5 comments:

Jenn said...

I'd say you deserve to eat a whole set of chocolate kitchen cabinets, never mind a single solitary bunny. But then you STILL wouldn't have a place to put your dishes...

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Oh.my.gawd. The nightmares abound and are causing me to have flashbacks to base housing in good ol' Minot.

Good luck, woman. MAN does that suck.

Lori said...

I agree with Jenn.
I think you deserve to eat an entire warren of chocolate bunnies.
I've dealt with the black mold too, and my heart goes out to you.

Kim said...

You deserve that chocolate bunny after all of that, eat away. We just finished cleaning the mold from the leaking pipes at our new house. It is a pain in the butt, and the worse part is making sure it doesn't come back. Good luck with everything.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I have sooooooooooooooo much empathy for you. We're a year and a half into a forced remodel when the previous owners 'camouflaged' the mold with fresh paint and then sold the house! Good luck with it all - stay positive.