We made it through the weekend, although slightly damp and a little swollen – no worse for wear! We have the best looking trash in the neighborhood – topped with lovely plush carpet and padding, to boot!
(By slightly damp I mean soaked to the bone, and by a little swollen I mean walking around like really old people in dire need of hip and back replacements. Sucks, getting old.)
So here’s some of the havoc we wreaked, and we’re looking for a couple of contractors to finish what we started.
OUR FAMILY ROOM (eek!):
Our family room had a horrible musty smell and bug issues. When we tore off the pine slats (which are like $6 a piece, and it sucked to saw them in half and put them in a dumpster), there was a lot of mold. The rain proved that the mold problem was an old one that kept getting covered up, as everything was really dry in there.
One good thing? Smells a heck of a lot better in there now. It still smells like old wood, and old insulation – but it won’t for long. I can’t wait for the smell of fresh drywall, joint compound and fresh paint and flooring. Aaaahhh – put a “For Sale” sign on top (like you would a cherry), and we’re good to go!