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Waiting for the mold people

For the second day in a row, I'm at home waiting for the mold people.* They haven't shown up yet. I'd be at home working even if they weren't coming, but there's something about waiting which I find highly disruptive. I can't listen to music in case they knock on the door. Naps to cure convention-lag are hazardous for much the same reason - and for the way they use up what hours I have today. I could go out if I wanted to, but I'd have to leave my keys.

In the past, I've waited at other of my previous homes for packages or painters to arrive, with equal lack of result. Usually it's been more frustrating: there have been other places I wanted to be - errands to run, friends to meet with, libraries to work in. At the moment, I am most likely to be productive by staying still, minimizing distraction, and just getting the edits and such done. But waiting, for all its quiet, is also a distraction.

* Known to most people as "contractors", the mold peoples' purpose in my life is to come and cure the apartment of a residual case of mold. They've finally committed to coming (there were insurance kerfuffles amongst other people which delayed them), but haven't shown up yet. Our mold was very minor compared to our neighbors. A washing machine flooded all day, six weeks ago. As a result, one neighbor had several feet of green fuzziness all over her walls; ours was never really a growth so much as a stain.

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owlfish
Aug. 11th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
If the mold had kept growing, I would have been more irritated and impatient, but it hasn't developed at all in the last month, I'm happy to say, so it ought to be dead, dried-out mold. Regardless, I'll be glad to see it gone. We have little enough storage space as is, and the one closet has been unusable since I arrived with all my boxes and no where to unpack much of my clothing into.

Our next-door neighboor - the one with several feet of fuzziness on her walls - couldn't wait for the building to sort out its insurance and just hired people to deal with it right away. They took out half her walls entirely to eliminate it. Icky mold.
saffronjan
Aug. 11th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
Mold people
"The Mold People" sounds like the title of a Roger Corman horror flick

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a_d_medievalist
Aug. 11th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry -- they're at my place. Walking about on the roof. I woke when they got here, and they cats won't come out to eat ... *huge guilt for not rising earlier*
owlfish
Aug. 11th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I wondered where they'd gone off too. They'd better make it here soon before your cats starve.
a_d_medievalist
Aug. 13th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Not much of a chance -- the male weighs about 16 lbs! Hope they showed up to your place and you're properly unmolded ;-)
owlfish
Aug. 15th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC)
They must have become sidetracked en route. They still haven't shown up.
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