Brad, how did you hear about that?!
Nevertheless, the rumors are true. We have mold! I was going to wait to spill the beans when I post pictures of the finished bathrooms. I took 'before' pictures and will post before/after shots when they are completed. We have to treat both bathrooms.
The good news- I always hated the linoleum in the upstairs bathroom. Really, the linoleum in there was white with a shiny gold "cracks" pattern. Who picked that out? I guess it "matched" the rest of our quirky house. The people that lived here before did some interesting things. (Think wierd shelving everywhere and pencil sharpeners in ever closet- but maybe they needed to sharpen alot of pencils.) This way I get new linoleum. Too bad the mold didn't require new countertops . . . :)
The bad news- We have mold, eww!
It sure explains why Dan had such bad asthma attacks when he would stay here. (Sorry Dan.)
The upstairs bathroom had a slow leak (probably a drip) into the downstairs bathroom- over the years I guess mold decided it could set up camp and get cozy. We should have both bathrooms back by next Thursday. I am so glad that the insurance covered it. We will have to come up with the deductible . . . but it's definitely worth it to make my house safe for my family. I am glad we found it. Better now than never.