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Old 11-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #3791
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please.......keys are a sore issue around here........I have bought more house keys that I've lost count of.........had a really nice outdoors seashell.........looked real........was a hidden key holder........nooooooooooooo............kids can't seem to keep keys in it........always gone..............now the bottom is gone and no keys............thank goodness this afternoon when I came home my daughter in law happened to come at the same time........doors were locked and I had no keys........I am going to scream..........so tomorrow I get some new keys and will NOT tell them where they are outdoors..........they are for ME...
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:11 PM   #3792
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I have been getting sick over the past few days...mostly my asthma. I have not been able to control it with inhalers. DH was getting worried and wanting to take me to the hospital but I have a bit of an aversion to them these days.

OUR insurance adjuster (as opposed to the one who never showed up for the complex) sent a restoration specialist today, five days after the flood. He was horrified. He said the fans that the complex's restoration guy put in after cleaning the carpets were actually blowing the bacteria into the air - hence my respiratory problems. They are coming tonight to rip up all the contaminated carpet and test it and the linoleum in the bathrooms and storage room (where the flood was).

He will then take measurements of the whole house and ALL the carpets, underlay, wood subfloor have to be removed and replaced. This will happen over the next week.

As for me, I have to leave the house as soon as possible. The insurance adjuster will also be hiring someone to pack up all our stuff because of my leg and asthma situation.

My vent is, this should all have been done in the first place. But oh well, it is being done now.

I will be taking my laptop to whereever I go (don't know yet, haven't gotten that far).

Thanks everyone for being there for me and listening to this ongoing horror story.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:13 PM   #3793
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can you go to your friend's apt upstairs from you?? Or is that too close to the problem? Will the insurance pay for a hotel?

GOOD LUCK!
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Awwww Laurie!
I'm sorry you didn't get to kick the first adjuster for real now!!!
Hope you get out and get well soon.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:34 PM   #3795
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Awwww Laurie!
I'm sorry you didn't get to kick the first adjuster for real now!!!
Hope you get out and get well soon.
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No, He is the good guy! Got this whole thing started!
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:51 PM   #3796
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Oh Laurie, that must be terrible breathing in all that yuck with your asthma! There is probably mold growing in the carpet by now. Try to leave there asap! I know it doesn't take long for problems to start. We had a flood here a few years ago and our basement was terrible. All the drywall had to be ripped up and replaced, the carpet replaced and the tile. It only took 2 days for the mold to start.
Please take care of yourself and do whatever is necessary to find some where else to go. I will be praying for your good health.

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Thanks, Barb and everyone. See my post under "Last thing that made me smile"
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:57 AM   #3798
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Laurie,,,,,,,,I'm so sensitive to molds so I can just imagine what you're going thru......I'm so glad to hear that your hubbie may have cinched the job.......please do get away even if it's for one night.........you both need a night out on the town :):)
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I feel for you. Mold is no laughing matter. A friend had two sons who weren't growing as they should, a sick husband, and a couple of miscarriages before they realized their house had a big, major mold problem (most in our community life in 100+ year old houses). Insurance wouldn't admit to it, they wound up giving up their house. Her boys started growing, she had a beautiful healthy little girl. The house, though, has remained an albatross even though the bank finally sold it to someone else.
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you're right Claire........mold is terrible to live with if you're allergic and I live in one of the moldiest prone cities in the US and that's Houston.......most places just mix in a mold retardant when they give you outdoor paint..........
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