- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I am not sure what to do. We are currently renting an apartment from my FH’s aunt and uncle. We moved in at the beginning of June because I went back to school full-time for a one year accelerated nursing program and cannot work. The apartment is cheap rent so we decided it would be smart way to adjust to a one-salary household for 1 year while I am in school and while we save for a wedding/house.
I should probably mention that his aunt and uncle are constantly telling everyone how broke they are and that they have no money. This will make sense later in the story.
When we first moved in, I noticed that the bathroom had a lot of mold around the caulking. I discussed this with his aunt, she sent in a handy man to look at it who told me the whole paneling in the shower needs to be taken down and replaced because there is most likely mold growing behind it. He was supposed to come back the next day to do some work and no-showed.
I was complaining to FH about this situation obviously and he told me to just let it go for now since it’s his aunt and uncle and he doesn’t want to upset them or cause any arguments. OK – so I am so busy with school, this situation was the last thing I had time to deal with – so I let it go.
Fast forward to last week. I am cleaning the bath tub and I pick up what I thought was a band aid only to find that it is a MUSHROOM – yes, MUSHROOM – growing out of the moldy caulking. This is when I lost my mind. I went crazy on google to see what this means and basically everyone says it is a BAD sign that mold has infiltrated the panel behind the shower and this is dangerous for health reasons.
I called the aunt the next day to explain this situation and she says she will come by the following day with handy man to look at it. I had to be at the hospital for clinical while they checked out the shower. I come home and all the man did was go over the caulking. So basically it looks better on the surface but it is still lurking under there.
I don’t know what to do. FH doesn’t want to start any family trouble by demanding that they fix it, plus he says they won’t fix it because they are broke. I don’t want to live here if we are breathing in mold. But then we have to find another affordable place and actually move all of our crap AGAIN.
I called his aunt today and explained my discomfort with the caulking over it solution. She tried to tell me she doesn’t see any mold (I almost lost it at this point – where did the freaking mushroom come from then?!?!?!)
I got off the phone with her and just cried. I am so stressed about all of this – about the possibility of having to move out after only being here for 6 months, of finding another affordable place, etc.
I know the answer is that I will just have to suck it up and move. I just sort of needed to vent about the situation. Thanks bees!