Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

"What is that smell" she asks...

Well it all started when mom arrived after Myles was born. " What is that smell coming from under the sink" she asked. I said that I didn't know, but when it gets warm outside it gets worse. Well the sink continued to stink on and off over the next month so when the landlord was here one day I asked him to smell under my sink and tell me what he thought. He did and he said that it smelled like mold. I told him that I didn't think it was mold because I haven't seen any mold under the sink. He said it could be food stuck in the sagging line under the house. He then called a plumber to come and take a look. Well he( Coco) came and snaked the sink. He didn't think that it really needed it, but he wanted to make sure it wasn't plugged a little. He then said let me take a look under the house. He came back to the door with a huge grin on his face. "I think I know what the problem is" he said. "You have a huge pool of water and sludge under there". "I don't do that kind of thing, but I will call the boss and let him know what is going on."

I don't hear from anyone for a few days when I get a call from the plumber. He wants to come over and take a look. He came, he looked, and said "we are going to have to get a clean up crew to come and drain the pool, dig out all the crap, and sanitize the dirt and dry it all out." So I'm thinking this will happen sometime in the next week. I am getting ready to head out the door to the dentist office when I get a call from the landlord. "Hi, you guys need to move out of the house for a few days." "We need to get the soil treated and when they start clearing it out the smell could get really bad and toxic." This is about 5 pm mind you and we need to be out of the house by 9am in the morning. So I head to the dentist where I make a child swap with Bjorn on his way home from work. I get home from the dentist at about 7pm and have to find a place for us to move to, pack up all our things we will need for the next two to three days, and find boarding for Yoda. Bjorn can't help me at all because he has brought work home for a trail that he was in the middle of. I guess there really isn't ever a good time to move out of the house. This was our "home away from home"
We are now back and things are back to normal for the most part. We have two giant fans on the back of the house to blow air under the house. Then one on the front of the house to suck air out from under the house. The only problem is that the fans are really loud. Especially for the neighbor Linda, her house is only 10 feet away from the really loud fan. It isn't so bad inside the house.
P.S. Bjorn got a guilty verdict on his case. It was about a boyfriend who found a guy to go to his girlfriends mothers home and shoot her. Well he did and the little nine year old girl who opened the door saw the whole thing. Her mother was shot once in the head just under the right eye. Really sad story. Now her 21 year old sister is trying to adopt her and the five year old little brother. She also has a baby of her own with the boyfriend who set this whole thing up in the first place. Talk about twisted...

2 comments:

angie said...

Yikes........was the vacation in your home away from home enjoyable? I'll bet you're glad the smell is gone!

Kristin said...

Was it toxic mold?Are you sure the house is safe? Did your Landlord pay for that hotel? Do those fans have to stay on forever? Reminds me of the time our furnace went out in the dead of winter, in our first Cedar house. It was so cold I took the kids to St. George for the night, but my landlord wouldn't pay for a thing!