I’m packed up to leave and will be staying at Jeannie’s for a couple of days at least. They have brought in a huge blower motor that needs to run for 48 hours, or MORE, to dry out the moisture inside the walls. It was much worse than they thought, and is because of a damaged waste pipe – all the waste from upstairs was seeping down and some ran into my bathroom. Yuk!!!
When it has dried sufficiently they will bring in teams from companies that will clean and sanitize the entire wall cavity, as well as my entire bathroom. One of the companies does cleaning up after fire, water damage, etc., and has lots of experience. We had such a company after our house was damaged by fire and water back in the 1980’s, and I know they do a good and thorough job. They are going to test for residual mold as well, and will determine the severity of the problem. The fix will have to meet health standards. I won’t be able to sleep with the noise of the blower, so they offered to pay my motel if I wanted to stay at one – I would prefer to stay at Jeannie’s and the dog will be much more comfortable out in their backyard. (An added plus in Donald’s cooking, plus being with my darling granddaughters.)
The management will also pay for the electricity to run this giant blower!
I hate to think of living out of a suitcase for a few days, but there isn’t much choice. I should have know that the happy and joyous energy around the time of my birthday in November would only go downhill! I sure hope it is bottoming out now.