Have you noticed that The Friday Five is increasingly becoming The Saturday Five? Yeah – me, too. Apparently, Friday has become the “Supreme Day of Nuttiness” around here. But, as promised, I wanted to update you on the stuff that’s been going on here at HQ. So, finally, this week’s Friday Five: five HQ updates.
(1) The Pantry
But on Wednesday, the drywall repair guy came and, by Thursday, finished fixing the pantry! Woo hoo!
On Friday, I painted the trim around the floor and window white to match the trim in the rest of the kitchen (it was still gray).
Tomorrow (Sunday), I plan to paint the ceiling and walls. Then the fun begins! The trash/recycling cabinet and shelves go in…and then I can finally, finally get the contents of our pantry off the dining room table.
(2) The Comcast Leak
Progress is finally being made! We have finally been reimbursed for the mold remediation, and the rest of the reimbursement should be coming this week. Considering we found the leak at the beginning of January, this has been a long time coming. With any luck at all, we should have the full payment for this claim by the end of next week. Or so says Comcast.
(3) Air Quality Testing
On a related note, I had an air quality test done for our home this week. I wanted to make sure that we truly had gotten rid of the mold in our home, to make sure it’s healthy and safe.
The results of the test came back today, and show that there are two kinds of mold that have elevated levels in our home, but that they are normally elevated in older homes like ours and are not the really bad harmful kind. Not that any mold is good, but it isn’t alarming.
The guy said I should talk to our remediation guy to see if there’s an easy way to figure out where it’s coming from. If not, he said it’s usually not something that would cause a health or safety risk.
Any more of this talk about mold, and I’m going to rename this blog “The Fungus Among Us.” (Thanks, Robin!) God forbid.
If you follow me on Facebook (and why don’t you?!?), then you heard me complain that I had a head cold this week. Thank you for your sweet well wishes! Thankfully, it was just a head cold that we passed around our family, and I was the last to get it. It’s on its way out now. In related news, soup is good food.
(5) Big Giveaway Coming TOMORROW!
You are NOT going to want to miss this giveaway, starting tomorrow. It’s BIG. Really big. As big as a 5×8 rug, in fact. Hint, hint. Stay tuned!
This is going to be a big week here at HQ, and I can’t wait to share all kinds of crazy-cool projects with you!
Sunday: The Big, Huge, Seriously Awesome Giveaway
Monday: Spring arrives at HQ!
Tuesday: A Before and After, Farmhouse Style
Wednesday: You’ll Need a Spud Finder…HA! Get it?? DIY potato humor!
And then, hopefully, mercifully, by the end of the week…THE PANTRY!
You aren’t going to want to miss this week. It’s going to be HUGE!
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