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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where the Black Mold Grows.....

Yesterday I went to put The Baby down for her nap in my room. Usually at naptime I lay her on my bed, I put her inside the playpen and she fell right to sleep. About 30 minutes later I heard what I thought was a garbage bag tip over out on the back steps. Kindof odd but it could happen. A few minutes after that The baby starts fussing so I go into my room to get her and find.....



Now for those of you who can't tell. There seems to be a garbage bag hanging from my ceiling and a bucket on my now soaked bed. Hmm...I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I called the landlord and told her I had a hole in my ceiling and kept on investigating. I took Madilynn to my aunts and came back with a real camera, the above pic was taken with my phone. Getting up into the ceiling I see....




So as you can see there are 2 buckets sitting inside my ceiling. Odd I agree apparently they were sitting up there, along with the 3rd which is now on my bed, on some 2x4s with some garbage bags under them to hide a leak. Since it has been raining non stop for the last like 3days I guess the bucket got to full and tipped crashing through my ceiling! By the way the other 2 buckets that you see are still full of water. The landlord asked me to climb up a ladder and empty them. I told her no she could find someone to do it. My uncle came over to get up in there and take some better pictures and look what we found.....


Do you see that? The big black spot? Yep Black mold. Awesome huh? I am so ticked. I thought The Baby just had a runny nose cause she is teething and the other 2 had coughs cause the weathers been so crazy, but now I'm willing to bet that has something to do with it. UGH! Oh wait it gets better. I went upstairs, the apt above me is empty, and looked out at the roof over my bedroom and noticed a puddle of water on the roof underneath a piece of gutter that had been duct taped. WTH! I can't get the pic to upload so I will have to show you all later. But yeah I am a little stressed. Looks like I will be having to move again....I don't wanna! :( Oh well I suppose it will be for the best. I will keep you all updated as to what happens next.

3 comments:

TheAngelForever said...

That is absolutely disgusting. I can not believe that they tried to hide that in order to rent the apartment. I would be on the phone reporting the landlord. Clearly this shows that they know this was there and black mold is highly dangerous, especially to children. I would demand your rent and deposit back and see if you can possibly get them to pay for a hotel since you should not be living there. Hugs to you while you work this out.

Kim said...

That's ridiculous. I hope that's fixed quickly and that it's mildew rather than black mold. (I've got a glare on my screen from the sun shining in over my shoulder, so maybe it's clearly black mold, but I'm hoping for the best for you!

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