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    04.07.2010 / myKind

    I’ll be totally honest: I had no idea what a Hazmat suit was before embarking on this house project, but eh — I’m teachable. When we first purchased our home, we had found that the previous owners bolted three years prior, leaving the house abandoned, vacant — and with a leak. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of mold remediation to tackle, and because Husband and I both have serious allergies, we didn’t mess around.

    We purchased two Hazmat suits, along with full face masks and celebrated our recent purchase by cleaning out the belongings of the former owners. This part was GROSS. Really, really gross. I even found a moldy ham sandwich underneath the TV stand, if that gives you any sort of glimpse into the intensity of the situation.

    But in a weird way, this was fun. I love hearing the stories of those who lived before me, and the items we had found scattered around the mold and debris told quite the story of a fallen household. It was sad in a way, but I’m hoping the owners have moved on to bigger, better things.

    I’ll talk more about mold remediation later on (including tips on how to tackle it the right way!), but for now, I’ll leave you with an artsy photo my husband took of the previous owner’s dining room:

    I’m totally framing this and putting it in the existing space. Can. Hardly. Wait.

    p.s. That piano? I’m lacquering it black and taking up a new hobby. It’s beautiful!

    • …a ham sandwich!? Yuck. But this whole thing and that piano photo remind me of the Virgin Suicides for some reason… the fallen household comment sealed the deal. I know you’re going to make it beautiful. :)

    • ahh thank you, jessica!

    • Moving on to bigger and better things than a moldy ham sandwich – it is the prayer of all of us!
      Cute suit.

    • I LOVE that artsy photo your husband took!!!

    • oh my gah that is the cutest hazmat suit photo EVER!
      cannot wait to see what you guys do to the house – youre amazzizles! just made that up for ya ; )

    • HILAR! You look like an oompa loompa.

    • There are people that have to do stuff like what you did for a living, and I’m always so jealous of them!

    • Ha, you crack me up. You are the cutest hazmat-wearer ever. And that photo is awesome.

    • you guys are so sweet! and yes — great link, angelune! :)

      p.s. i love your term ‘amazizzles’, elizabeth! :)

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