Monday, July 18, 2005

Warm and (Blue and White) Fuzzy Feelings

Just when I think I'm all caught up--or approaching that destination, anyway--on housework. I've even washed the stairs. I've gone through files of Ancient Important Things which are now Ancient Recyclable Things. Oh, the owner's manuals I've found! At last the fold-up instructions for that blasted children's play tent! I once again suppress the intense desire to hide about 1/3 of the toys strewn about the house.

So I call my Dad to chat and I'm absent-mindedly (I am not sure that is a word, forgive me) fiddling with the requisite letters-on-the-fridge (you know, the alphabet letters and also numbers for Fiona to play with)...only to my horror...that some of them are covered on the sides (the wood part not covered with paint) with blue and white fuzzy mold. I know it's been humid here, but egads!!!

I wanted to toss them, but my dad convinced me to throw them into the dishwasher. We'll see if they survive.

You wouldn't think it would be that humid in Vermont, would you? Well, maybe you would because you know better. I've been and it still surprises me.


Angie said...

Oh yuck
how could someone let mold grow?? *shivers* I don't blame ya, that's just plain gross

Angie said...

wait! If it was your house...please don't listen lol

I just from reading the first time thoguht it was someone elses house....

let us know if the dishwasher cleaned them out though

Veloute said...


The dishwasher got rid of the mold (hooray!) but the paint/paper top of the wood letters sort of looks "shredded" now. Well, better shredded than moldy, I suppose.

Angie said...

OH no, I guess you won't be able to use those wood ones anymore, but hey like you said they weren't safe anymore.

Anonymous said...

Hey - that coulda been a great science experiment hahaahaha -E