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Aug 11, 2010

It's Official - No More Moldy Bathroom

From Brent

Since our beloved friends came over and ripped out all that moldy drywall, Abby has been stronger and "weller" than she has been in a very long time. No fevers, no E.R. trips... outclimbing us all in the mountains of Colorado.

I finished painting, caulking and mounting hardware today. We went from a 30 year old, ugly baby blue moldy bathroom to a beautiful new bath that was more than we would have dared to hope for. A new tub, new heater/vent, shower and sink hardware, drywall, paint, counter top, cabinet faces, linen cabinet, toilet and CERAMIC TILE (which was a THRILL for us… our first tile!).

We are so blessed!!! And the really good news is: Abby hasn’t had a fever or lung problems since we ripped out the mold. So it would appear that really was the problem as we suspected. I haven't been sick since then either so I have the same hope that my frequent respiratory illnesses will cease.

Thank you SO much to all our wonderful friends, family and Christian brethren who were involved in the project. We have the most wonderful and caring friends; far better than we deserve. Special thanks to Scottie and Frank, though it’s hard to single anyone out because so many kind and generous people helped (many we don’t know about).

Special thanks to the Bauman’s who kicked the whole thing off by discovering the mold problem in the first place. I hope all who pitched in will get a lot of joy in knowing that Abby is feeling stronger and better than she has in a LONG time. If you don't believe me, check out the past week’s blog posts for all the mountain climbing and fun Abby had in Colorado.

19 comments:

Precious 3 said...

PRAISE GOD! I don't like that Abby and your family had to deal with such sickness, but I am so thankful that the problem was finally discovered. I am praying that Abby will continue to improve in health and strength, and that she is protected from cancer and any further illness. It's wonderful to see pics of her looking so great!

Phyllis said...

Beautiful! So thankful you figured out the source of the problems and was able to get it fixed in a timely manner. I, too, am allergic to mold, so glad you both are doing better.

Kris said...

I am THRILLED to know how well Abby (and you) have been since the removal of the mold. It seems like your family was just plagued with illness while Abby was in this fight for her life and it is so exciting to see that there was a real solution WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. Praise God for the people who came along beside you to make this change for your family. Praying that Abby can now really get the most out of the chemo and beat the cancer without the constant balancing act you all have been doing. What a blessing to be able to share with and help each other through our struggles.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, Brent! You installed your bathroom SIDEWAYS!

Seriously, we are thrilled to hear about how well Abby is doing! We are praising God and we are asking Him that she will breeze through these last 100 days and stay cancer-free forever!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Great job! Mold causes many health challenges and people don't usually realize it is the source of feeling so bad! Glad you all figured it out!

blessings and love,
jill

Anonymous said...

So gald to hear that and I'm happy to hear from you again on your blog:)
Mary in PA

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

That is the best news I have heard in a while! Praise God a thousand times over! Maybe your family can get some much needed and deserved R and R!!!!

Becky said...

Gorgeous!!!! And thank goodness she's better! Next on the agenda is for her to be declared cancer-free!;) Oh and I can't help but ask if we could see a "before" pic of the bathroom!? I'm nosy like that!;) Love, hugs and blessings!

Penny said...

So glad that changing your bathroom helped Abby. It looks great!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful blessing! I'm glad Abby has been stronger and healthier than ever, I'm praying that she's turned the corner that we've all been hoping and praying for!

Shari said...

Praise the Lord, Brent! I am so very thankful the Lord blessed you with friends and others to help you. I am so thankful that Abby has been 'weller' and doing so good. I continue to pray for your family! You are a blessing to me!

Alison said...

Praise God! Glad to hear your and Abby's health problems due to the mold have subsided. The bathroom looks beautiful!

Susan A said...

I'm so glad to hear that Abby has been feeling a lot better since your bathroom has been renovated. Praise Yahweh!! :)

Also, I've been enjoying all the beautiful pictures you've shared on your blog, our Creator's creation is amazing, isn't it! HalleluYah :)

Kelli said...

I've had to move out of two houses because of mold, so I can imagine how it was making you all sick. So awesome that friends came to the rescue, so to speak. That's a gorgeous bathroom right there! Woohoo!

Carey said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Holly said...

LOVE it!! And I love all the pictures of your vacation. We really want to go there now!

Peggi said...

Last year we ripped apart our kitchen to remodel it. Right after we got it all ripped apart we realized we had a big mold problem in the bathroom. We had to stop work on the kitchen and do the bathroom. A year later the kitchen is still a mess(it is a real redneck kitchen) but at least the mold is gone.

Sweet Joni said...

NICE! Very Nice color of tile -- love it! Very Nice 'gifts' from all involved & the talented carpenters -- love that too! Especially Nice that this seems to have solved Abby & your 'infections'!!! ENJOY :-)

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

Awesome news! Mold can be such a nasty thing.