|Daphne pulling down living room ceiling! I had fun!!|
|Look what I did (and then left before the disaster was revealed.|
Again, remodel follows life. I learned yesterday that my roof is unsound and filled with dry rot and black mold. I would never have learned this (until, that is, the roof actually gave way) if I hadn't decided to do the remodel and to do it properly with the removal of the old cheap ceiling tiles (which I got to do a major portion of and that was fun!), and then take the further step of removing the old insulation so that everything could be properly cleaned and checked out. Of course, things don't go as planned and the removal of the insulation disclosed dry rot and black mold. The six of us (my three cats, two dogs, and me) have been sent off to my bedroom and actually it is very cosy in my new "home" of 331 sq. ft. (a 30 x 11 room), and the roof gets looked at tomorrow and then I'll see where I'm at. And the mold is being dealt with now, so that hopefully by the day's end I won't have to wear a mask to go into the main part of the house and the pets will be allowed to accompany me, so that I can do things like laundry and cooking. Last night I brought my toaster oven into my bedroom to make my Sunshine Burger for dinner and I rinsed my sprouts in my bathroom sink, and I'd just as soon that adventure didn't continue. But otherwise, I'm fine with my desk and computer and a small tv/dvd combo unit and my iPod and my recliner moved into my bedroom. I also have my piano keyboard as well as, of course, pet feeding dishes, water bowls, and a litter box. Needless to say it is very cosy and I'm learning to walk slowly and carefully, but it works. I even found a place to roll out my yoga mat this morning (well most of it anyway) and I could do yoga as long as I didn't try anything that went off the mat as I was sandwiched between my recliner and my bed and a piece of cat furniture.
|Mold and dry rot abound on the underside of my roof.|
|More dry rot and mold. It is being treated so we can walk|
into the main part of the house without masks, but it will go!
|Look at my new "studio" apartment|
|Things will settle down but we got through the first night,|
all six of us, without major incident!
|I cooked my dinner in a toaster oven on top of my dresser.|
Some kitchen, eh Rose and Laloofah!