And so we would head straight out after work, grabbing finger foods along the way and coming home by 11PM and falling into bed only to start over the next day. A 30 yard dumpster was secured and we hauled everything that wasn't nailed down into it. Then we filled another, and another. Armed with masks, a disposable suit and specialized chemicals I washed, sprayed and inoculated the basement against black mold, while upstairs cabinets were being torn out, drywall ripped off and appliances carted outside. It was the hardest I ever worked and I'm sure my spouse felt the same. It was after all a labour of love! Our future home where we would eventually retire. That was the plan; move here now and commute and fix it up now while were were young and able. The reward would come years later sitting in our rocking chairs on the porch overlooking our acreage.....yes that was the plan.
Applying for government incentives for energy efficiency required an inspection prior to beginning any upgrade work to provide a baseline with which to compare. Our fellow would not arrive until December 2nd therefore the mouse urine soaked insulation could not be touched and we were forced to direct our energies elsewhere until then.
It was now November and we had not received any responses to our pleas for a roofer to protect our investment from further damage. Deer season was over and competition was fierce to squeeze us into their already jammed schedule. It didn't help that I wanted a metal roof . Winter was just around the corner, and the pressure was on.
To be continued,,,,,,,,,,,