we first want to thank everyone so much for their contributions from that desperate post that has lived on the front-page for too long. things are much less dire, but we’re still available for any online-type or distance-doable tasks you might have in mind (except buttons, because the button press is in storage). anyway, here’s… Read More


the contractors are coming in with their dehumidifiers and fans. for money, of course. the outlets were “too wet”-before to safely use the dehumidifiers? which would mean top me that probably some dehumidification should happen? but apparently we’re getting charged extra for that. oh well. the good (very good) news? the test results came back… Read More


we were warned that the wet was a problem, post-remediation. the way they “clean” is mostly just by pressure-washing things. so when the company’s clean-up plan included lots of ventilation, i thought that would be addressed and we’d be ok. but we got an email today from a neighbor (who we’ve never met) that “The… Read More


fun quote of the day, from a contractor: You will have basically an empty shell of a house, the outside obviously will still be intact with the windows as well. This decontamination can be expensive. i wish i had pith to follow that up with, but i don’t.… Read More


tonight my partner took the car in to get an oil change (their first time driving since they got sick!) and learned that the oil pan threads are stripped. so while we were supposed to move today, it’s been pushed back one more night.we were pretty ready to go, except for last-minute things like fridge… Read More


one of the questions we’re asked most is “how did you find out?” it’s a reasonable question, especially since we’ve lived here for two years – it’s a sudden realization to come out of nowhere. my partner’s been having some weird medical issues. we thought it was work related, so we’ve been seeing an occupational… Read More


how did we even get here? what brought us into a house that we might not get to keep? i never wanted to move to this town. my partner was talking about coming for grad schoool, and said no. and i said no. and i said yes. so we moved. for two years we lived… Read More