Eastern Utah
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Dressed for the arctic conditions in my apartment, I went out this morning into temps getting close to 50°. Going in to a couple of warm stores made me feel even warmer. I actually saw a guy walking along in t-shirt and shorts! Sacramentans sometimes remind me of Minnesotans, but I'm not sure why - maybe they dress crazy for the weather. I suppose crazy to me is normal to most everyone else, and vice versa! I'm really just joshin' ya, all you wonderful Minnesotans and Sacramentans.

As to the cold apartment, you can imagine if I don't even have to run air conditioning in the summer it is going to be on the cold side during winter.

I had a talk with the apartment manager this morning. By now there is a plumbing expert here, and I don't know what they are doing in there but it sounds like a section of the wall is coming out. I strongly suggested they remove a section on the end wall because I'm sure rotted wood is behind it. He told me they would have someone check for the presence of mold. I can actually smell it all the way into the living room. I'm not going to tell those guys how to do their jobs, but I think they should be wearing masks when going into a section of wall that is obviously full of wood rot and mold. I should probably have a mask just living here.

Several readers have suggested that I leave here right away, but I have no place to go. I would need to find another place and pack up and move or store my belongings, none of which I feel capable of doing right now. Friday's visit to the eye surgeon will determine my next move, as well as future plans. I can't even stay in my camper until the weather is warm enough to reseal the window!

I didn't end up going out last night, but turned my phone off and took a benadryl tablet, and went to sleep shortly after 8 pm. I slept pretty well and felt great this morning.


  1. Wow, Sure hope they find the leak and get it fixed fast. Hopefully there won't be a lot of mold.

    Travel Safe
    Dawn & Denise

  2. I feel for you. I hope this situation gets resolved quickly. Mold is nothing to live with. Look after your health. I hope your eye problems will be over with shortly as well as your sore back. It's too bad you have all this trouble with such a nice camper waiting for you.

  3. Read your contract. They may have to put you in different quarters while yours is being redone. Or, maybe your insurance would cover staying somewhere else. Just sayin'.

  4. If you value your health, do not stay in a place that has mold. Mold produces micotoxins that can cause all kinds of illness. Stay with a friend, relative, or motel. While they are stirring up that mold, leave.