Monday, January 25, 2010

The beginning of my mold story


I've avoided writing about my mold problems long enough. It's long and complicated and stresses me out. But it's only going to get longer and more complicated, so I need to catch up.

A couple mornings after we first moved into this house, I was sick. I threw up all day and couldn't shake my headache and nausea for a couple days. I though I had the flu withoutthe body aches. And maybe I did. A couple months later, paisley developed pneumonia out of nowhere. It was bad and it lingered longer than it should have. She had to have a couple follow up appointments and x-rays. That was a scare to have a child overnight in the hospital! All during this time, I had heard story after story about mold in my neighborhood homes and from people at church who moved out because their kids were always sick. I never REALLY listened because I never made a connection. Apparantly my neighbors daughter got pneumonia a couple months earlier as well. During our 5 months of living here, paisley has had a lot of runny noses and more than usual coughs. I've had depression and fatigue, but I had those before we moved into this house.

Early December, I found mold in a couple windowsills. I called the managing office and a manager and maintenece guy came out the next day to look them. They tested the moisture and said my windows were fine, and that they just needed to be cleaned and painted. Late December, a maintenece worker came out to clean the windowsills and they re-painted them as well.

To be continued...


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5 comments:

Lei said...

Wow Shay, that sounds awful and extremely disruptive to your happy family life! I am so sorry! Hope you find resolution SOON.

The Mathews Family said...

Oh Shay that is awful!!! I'm so sorry. I hope you get this resolved. Shame on your Management Company. I know when we had known Meth dealers in the place next to us I went on the warpath to get them out. It took a few months and the whole time I was anxious and felt so unsettled and violated. You don't mess with a Mama. Your poor littles. I hope this gets resolved quickly.
-Jessica

The Mathews Family said...

PS... Have you called your local news station? I'm sure that your Management Company probably wouldn't want to be in that sort of spotlight. Just a thought.
-J

Anne said...

this is freaking me out!

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