Monday, November 16, 2009

Maybe, just maybe

we have discovered why I have been so sick since July.
Yesterday when I used a little used bathroom in the downstairs I noticed what looks like mold under the flooring. I actually knew something was there, but it is growing and spreading across the floor. It is between the flooring and the cement, but it is discoloring the flooring. Lights snapped on in my brain and a connection was made.
Stan and I both remembered a time the toilet overflowed down there. Water must have seeped in between the floor and the cement at that time. It also flowed into the family room. Now we thought we had cleaned it up well enough, but perhaps we didn't. I spend many hours each week down there. It is where the tv is and I do much of my knitting down there.
Time to tear up the flooring and perhaps the carpet. We had purchased tile for the bathroom earlier this year, just had not taken the time to install it. The plan has been to tile the bathroom, entry into the house, hallway to the family room and the laundry room. Now it looks like carpet may be on the agenda also. Not that I wouldn't mind new carpet. Stan chose the carpet we have down there without consulting me. But the $$$ that I see in this project (carpet) that we had not planned on spending.
Oh to feel normal again.


Tatersmama said...

When you do get around to pulling up the flooring and carpet,please make sure to wear a respirator! If you feel bad now, just think how sick you may feel if you get that stuff all stirred up and airborne!
But at least it's good to know what's possibly making you feel sick, isn't it!?

Aussie Therese said...

tatersmama said what I was going to say.

Glad you found the problem/.

Katidids said...

Oh, I second the others. Lets hope this is what it is. On the bright side... At least youhave new flooring and carpeting!

bringing up boys said...

Yeah, right, You just found a way to get Daddy to do the job!! Just kidding. You old people and your ilnesses! How on earth are you going to survive in the jungles of Africa?

Roslyn said...

If it's mold PLEASE get prof. help/advice, Evy. That is dangerous stuff. I'm allergic to any molds.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh no... I hope you get rid of it.


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