I can breathe easier now. My brother and I went through the entire house last night. Pulling out drawers, looking under sinks, climbing in the attic, shining flashlights in every nook and cranny….and not one piece of evidence that there was ever a mold problem. We spent over an hour crawling over every place that we could look into.
I honestly believe the neighbor was just either misinformed by the previous owners that were trying to save reputation in the face of foreclosure or they were trying to scare away potential buyers so they could try to get a lower purchase price for themselves.
Either way, I have a new appreciation for the house, as I dug deeper into the quality of the home. I have some reading to do. Apparently what I thought was a normal gas furnace is actually some type of water boiler type furnace with forced air. There are gas lines AND water lines running to the furnace. A quick internet search makes it sound like a pretty nifty deal. The water heater is some fancy monstrosity as well, with two lines going in, and two lines going out. I saw new copper water lines everywhere, with some CPVC piping. They spent way too much on the purchase price of the home, and spent a ton of money on upgrades.
The more I dug around inside the house, the more I realized it is in great shape and “move-in ready” if I am ok with the late 60’s kitchen. I would like to get a dishwasher installed though.
Now I need to raise my energy level into my current living situation. Dishes and laundry need to be done. Desperately. No energy to complete the tasks. Some type of unwillingness has ahold of me.
There is also an unwillingness to respond to all the wonderful people that comment on my blog. I’m not sure what that is….perhaps another level of “If I respond, that creates correspondence, and if we have correspondence, then we become invested. If we become invested, then we might look inwards too closely.”
And lord knows I don’t want anyone to look too closely at me.
Maybe that is my homework. Starting now I should work on responding to comments left on this blog. It doesn’t need to be much, just an acknowledgement. Why am I afraid of responding?
Echo and the Bunnymen- Killing Moon
from the 1984 album Ocean Rain