Life has a funny way of trying to knock me down when I'm just starting to get up and back into the groove again. About a week and a half ago I'd noticed a pretty distinct musty smell in my house, mainly in the basement and in my office. Of course didn't think much of it, opened up the windows downstairs and went about my usual business.. Two days ago I noticed a fruiting body of some carpet mould in my office, so I bleached the shit out of it and began looking for more evidence of mould to clean.. What I found has left me in itchy shock..
That, my friends, is a variety of different moulds including the dreaded black mold..
This is one of many spots I found that nearly had me vomiting in my mouth.. Fuck!
On nearly every surface i looked closely at i found some form of mould growing.. needless to say I'm absolutely disgusted and now realize the root of why I've been in a declining state of health the past few months.. My ppor body has been fighting off a plethora of different moulds trying to actively eat it.. Sort of terrifying when you think about it.
The owner and landlord of the house has been informed and has an inspector coming tomorrow. I'm currently writing this post from inside the basement as I go through all my things and throw away or sanitize absolutely everything. Sadly most of my clothes, my bed as well as bedding, some of my documents, bunch of other things and to top it all off my fucking weed had to be thrown away due to being infected or decomposed by one or many mould species. I'm a bit heart broken to be honest and have never seen such an incredibly fast mould bloom like this in my entire life.
Mould or Mold refers to a collection of species that grows multicellular filaments called hyphae.. While a necessary part of the way things exist on this planet can be incredibly dangerous depending on the species.. with many producing harmful spores as a means of reproduction that end up in the air. I identified a few in the house that are extremely toxic or aggressive and theorize that what was attacking my feet and causing my recent illnesses was infact a number of species of mould that are basically trying to eat this house.
The Cost of it All
Between my health failing (and the subsequeint $2000+ hospital bill, fml), having to replace my clothes, bed, other unsalvageable/uncleanable items and the downtime caused by having to deal with all this I'm not even sure how many thousands of dollars this will set me back. The damage and cost of this disgusting experience isn't something I want to dwell on though, I must remain positive as I look for a new place to live and go through my possessions with a fine tooth comb looking for evidence of mould growth. May whatever diety that oversees my life grant me the patience, luck and strength to make it through this unfortunate string of bullshit happenings in my life..
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