Hey, folks. Figured I should post an update to keep you all informed as to what’s going on around here. While we’ve been able to do a bit of the work, thanks to everyone’s generosity, we’re still fighting an uphill battle, or so it seems. Every time we think we’ve gotten to the root of one problem or another, there’s something else that crops up that we didn’t realize before. Right now, we were able to stop the leaking with Ice Shield (fabulous stuff even if it is expensive) but we’re facing the idea that we’re going to have to gut the back room and remove all the insulation and replace it all due to black mold, and if you’ve ever dealt with that, you know that you can’t just paint over it or try to hide it because that stuff is nasty with a capital N. It’s gotten into my lungs bad enough that I sound like a frog when I try to talk, despite wearing a mask while working on it all. The good news is that we’ve gotten most of the walls down and gutted, and we’ve gotten two of the four of them insulated and ready to drywall.
The thing is, things went from bad to worse, too. My sister-in-law, in one of her many fits of nastiness, recently found out about the mold on the back porch, and even though we don’t talk to her (because of other crap she’s pulled over the years) she’s out to cause trouble. Another sister-in-law told us yesterday that she was told that the nasty one is going to turn us into the housing authority “for our own good”… Before you ask, yes, she’s nasty enough to do this because she’s a hateful, vindictive person who has never liked me because I took away her baby brother, because I don’t listen to her “advice”, because I won’t kiss up to her to make her feel like a bigger person. Let’s put it this way: she turned us into the welfare years ago because she was MAD at me, and that was the last straw. The only hope I have is to get everything fixed before she can make good on her threat/promise because they’ll condemn our house, and the only thing about that? We can barely afford our bills now. Add a rent payment on top of that? It’ll ruin us completely.
I know it’s asking a lot. I know that. Honestly, I wouldn’t if I wasn’t desperate. Now I have to worry about her self-righteous garbage on top of everything else, and I just wonder when all of this will ever end? Why isn’t it good enough that we’re doing the very best we can? Why? Now her and her nasty threats? I keep telling myself that karma will deal her in the end, but you know, I can’t help but wonder why all of this stuff? Why now? Why on top of everything else? So I hate to ask, but I will. If you can possibly help us, you have no idea how much we appreciate it, and those who have, just please know that I love each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart, absolutely. And hopefully my next update will have much, much better news with it.
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