It was all good just a month ago…
Life has been really weird for the past month. Surreal. Bizarro.
|See that tiny patch of mold that we were losing our minds over?|
Skipping some of melodrama of the exact issues, at end of the day we needed a new HVAC system installed. I brought the kids home on July 5th to sit still in the stifling heat (there were not enough box fans in the world for those two days, luckily the boys handled the heat better than I did) so the workers could install the new system. And the guys were great. They stayed late 2 days in a row to get that system up and running for us, and our attic was easily well over 100 degrees.
|‘Your attic is a mess – this is going to take a while’|
We called our usual interior contractors to come over and cut out the affected sheetrock and assess any other potential damage/treatment needed. As scary as the word ‘mold’ is to a homeowner (or a parent), the truth is that if the source is eliminated (broken, leaking HVAC) and the growth is removed, and everything is cleaned properly (patch of sheet rock, some insulation, lotso bleach), you really have nothing to worry about going forward. We breathed a nice cool sigh of relief. Approximately two+ weeks of hot hell was over. Yipee! Our bad luck streak had officially ended.
In the meantime, we had gotten word that another set of contractors we had hired to basically redo our exterior (roof! siding! deck! fence!) were finally going to to start the work…you guessed it, the last week of my maternity leave. July 18, 2016. See IG picture above if you already forgot what the real story is about.
I've been thinking about you this morning and stopped over to see how everything was going. Hope progress is happening and life is getting back to normal. Thinking of you.
Thanks Kim! We are getting there – a lot is happening right now so we can move home again the first week of October – there is a light at the end of this tunnel!!! I'm still waiting to see how this ends before I explain the story further – but thank you so much for thinking of us. I teared up seeing your comment, realizing people out there care about out situation! Don't make me cry on a Friday morning 🙂 Internet hugs to you!