Wednesday Weekly Update – 3/2/16

Mold, mold go away…

Last week I told you about our unfortnate mold situation.  Well, it is still ongoing!  We had a remediation company come last Friday and Saturday to clean, scrub, and do their thing.  Monday we had the mold testing company come back to test and make sure it was all gone.  We were supposed to get the results back yesterday (Tuesday) but…..nope!  Still waiting.  2 phone calls later and still nothing.  I really hope they call us back today so we can get back on track with the drywalling and the rest of the damn house. I feel like I’ve been talking about getting the drywalling done for so damn long now. This is beyond frustrating!!!

We closed on our current house yesterday.  The new owners are renting it back to us until March 31st. That means we have about 30 days to get this job done, or at least ‘done enough’ for us to move in there while the rest of the house gets finished. Yikes! The pressure is really on now.


The good news is that the outside of the house has been painted and it looks really nice.  For you locals we used Gomez Painting and they were great.  We’ve used them in the past for other jobs. They are hard working, reliable, professional and very reasonably priced.  Here are before/after photos.


There is a giant hole in our backyard!  It is hard to tell from this photo, but its gonna be a pretty darn big pool.  Step One, as you see below, is complete. They are supposed to be pouring the concrete this week.  We decided to make the shallow and deep end go from front to back instead of from side to side.  This was my husband’s idea.  He thinks there will be more swimmable space this way.

Future Pool
Future Pool

Here is a reminder of how the pool will look eventually. It will be 15 x 30 feet which is a very good sized pool.

Our future pool!
Our future pool!


The power company came last week to shut off our power so the electricians could update us to a 300 amp service.  The electrician had to order a special part to complete the job and wouldn’t ya know, they sent him the wrong part.  Of course they did.  This seems to be the way things are going these days.  Anyway, this should be complete in the next few days.

That is it for now.  Please say a prayer for us that the mold is gone so we can MOVE ON.  Thank you!!!



  • Reply Bonnie March 2, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    MOLD Be GONE! Prayers, drumming circles, witchcraft, barking at the moon. MOLD BE GONE! Call Trump!

    • Reply Jodi House March 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

      haha! Yes, get Trump over there. He’ll make it great again.

  • Reply Dan Beach March 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    I love the pool idea. Makes me wonder why I’ve never seen it done before. I love watching this house emerge.

    • Reply Jodi House March 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      I know! I’ve never seen it before either but our pool guy says it isn’t that uncommon. I thought my husband was sorta crazy for coming up with the idea but now I’m warming up to it.

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