This photo is a perfect capture of the majority of my past week. Unfortunately, after a full investigation, our new home is riddled with mold and therefore, unlivable for our standards.

We are currently staying 30 minutes south of our old neighborhood with my cousin who has generously opened his home to our family, and my days have consisted of multiple trips back and forth between towns in an attempt to keep Wito’s school and playdate schedule intact. My car and my very pregnant belly have become quite close.

Newsflash. Not having a home is the pits. I miss my bed, I miss my routine, I miss my neighborhood and I miss not feeling completely reliant on others for a roof over my head.

Hopefully we will find a new and wonderful home very soon. Onward ho!

  • jora

    March 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Oh no! I am so very sorry. Will keep you in my good house karma thoughts!

  • jora

    March 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Also, are you in San Diego now? We could come see you for a playdate.
    .-= jora´s last blog ..Little Mommy. =-.

  • beyond

    March 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    oh no! i am so sorry to hear that. what a big pain in the derrière. (but… why oh why didn’t you get the place inspected before you moved in?)

    It’s a rental, and we were up to our necks with other maintenance/home improvement issues at the time.

    .-= beyond´s last blog ..love =-.

  • amy

    March 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Oh baby. I am so sorry. I think I was gonna love that house too. You will sort this out- try and ride it out with giggles gorgeous.xo

  • Angella

    March 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Oh, Sarah. I still can;t believe it. Especially after all of the WORK that D put in, on top of all of the pain-in-the-assedness of being homeless.

    I hope you guys find something soon. xoxo
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Flying Solo =-.

  • mommymae

    March 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    oh, dear. it will work out, but i know it sucks in the meantime. we were in your homeless position last summer for about a month.
    .-= mommymae´s last blog ..waterbed =-.

  • Jamie

    March 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    oh God, this is bad! I am so sorry to hear of it. I would give you a place to crash, if you wanted to hang out in the far NW suburbs of Chicago…(crickets)…no, then? OK. :) Hang in there, kiddo.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Olym-PICS =-.

  • Tina

    March 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Wow, that’s just plain awful. I can’t imagine juggling all that AND being pregnant too! You need a spa day, STAT! Sending positive house vibes your way….
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Mood music: to be young again…spring is coming! =-.

  • Hip Hip Gin Gin

    March 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Oh no, I’m so sorry! Total nightmare. But at least you found the mold before anyone got sick. Kind of scary to think about. Hang in there, I’ll cross my fingers that you find something fabulous and soon!!
    .-= Hip Hip Gin Gin´s last blog ..Simple Pleasures =-.

  • sarah

    March 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I’m sorry that your house has not worked out, especially since you had started unpacking. another thing- mold should not be livable for anyone, hope they fix the problem before someone else tries to live there. good luck finding a new home and getting settled.
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..so this is normal =-.

  • Christine

    March 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    That is just awful! Your inspection person should have caught that!!!! Don’t worry, there is a solution to everything. You and your family will be just fine.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Things in my brain… =-.

  • Sadie at heymamas

    March 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Wow, and pregnant, that sucks major! Hang in there….just a blip on the screen of life….

    Sadie at heyMamas
    .-= Sadie at heymamas´s last blog ..That’s my job yo =-.


    March 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I am SO sorry this has happened to you. Not much else to say other than I hope you find a new (and even greater place) really soon.

  • sizzle

    March 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Oh that sucks. I hate being transient. I hope something turns up soon- you guys were SO excited about that house. :(
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Behind Closed Doors =-.

  • Michelle

    March 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! But, I know you guys will find the house that is meant for you. I’m just glad that it was found, and everyone is safe/healthy – thank goodness :o)

  • Mama in the City

    March 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Oh man! That sucks! This must be extra hard being pregnant. Hopefully things smooth out real soon.
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..Advice Needed Please! Traveling With A Toddler =-.

  • Sarah, Ohana Mama

    March 1, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Oh my Sarah! I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I hope you find a new home soon. Will be sending house finding vibes your way!

    Keep us posted when you can. Hugs!
    .-= Sarah, Ohana Mama´s last blog ..A Tsunami of Blessings =-.

  • kat

    March 2, 2010 at 12:06 am

    oh NO. that is just plain awful. feeling unstable without a home base – UGH. sending positive mold-free vibes your way. and fast.
    .-= kat´s last blog ..a good read. =-.

  • alison

    March 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

    so sorry to hear that! what a pain. keeping my fingers crossed that you find something new and perfect soon!
    .-= alison´s last blog ..Just in time for November…..Oktoberfest!!! =-.

  • Parks

    March 2, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Yikes! What a hassel! I’m so sorry that you have to go through this – you were so excited about the house :(.
    .-= Parks´s last blog ..What’s for Dinner? =-.

  • samantha jo campen

    March 2, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Oh my gosh I can’t even tell you how SORRY I am that you’re going through all of this. We were ‘homeless’ for four months because of contamination in our apartment (toxic fumes and concrete dust) SO I KNOW. And I wasn’t even pregnant!

    I hope you can get your money back with all the renovations you did and I have re-tweeted that you’re looking for something.

    I just can’t tell you how sorry I am that this has happened but at least you’re all safe and you found out sooner rather than later. Mold is nothing to mess around with.

    .-= samantha jo campen´s last blog ..Parent: 1 Child: 0 =-.

  • Isabel

    March 2, 2010 at 9:09 am

    This sucks butt.

    I’ll ask all my OC friends if they know of anything.
    .-= Isabel´s last blog ..In which tennis shoes are not allowed. Ever. =-.

  • Daily Cup of Jo

    March 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What?! Mold sucks, or at least that’s what I hear. Homelessness sucks worse, or at least that’s what I imagine. And of course, these things can only happen when you’re pregnant on top of it. A better place awaits you. Hang in until.
    .-= Daily Cup of Jo´s last blog ..Monday morning quarterback: Chile, hiking in the rain, Girl Scout cookies, the Closing Ceremonies and health care (once more, with feeling) =-.

  • janet

    March 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

    hang in there and just pray that something even better becomes available soon. i know it must be tough, especially with the pregnancy and a toddler in tow but just take it easy and don’t overdue it. i’m sure wito won’t realize if he misses a playdate or two. right now your focus is on finding a home. good luck!!

  • Ninabi

    March 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’m glad you were able to get out of the situation. We’ve lived all over the US and the places prone to mold were awful. I’m impressed you were able to get out from under the lease.

    Still, what a disappointment as well as a massive hassle. All this and pregnant too? You have my sympathies. I hope you will be able to find a good place to live soon.

  • Trinity(of haiku tofu)

    March 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    This happened when I tried to move into my current house! It’s a huge pain in the arse, but usually the landlords are quite willing to help out. Mine did, got contractors in here and ripped out the moldy bits. Good luck dear. May you have your own place again soon!!!!!
    .-= Trinity(of haiku tofu)´s last blog ..Easy Spanokopita =-.

  • gorillabuns

    March 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I’d share my Xanax with you but I want your baby to turn out okay. I’m so sorry about all the confusion and displacement!
    .-= gorillabuns´s last blog ..how do you like me now? =-.

  • Jen

    March 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Oh no! I am so sorry for you guys, no one deserves anything like this but you guys doubly, triple-y, quadrupe-ly did not. I am so happy that you found out before anyone got sick from it – how did you find out, btw? Thank goodness for family being able to take you guys in. I really hope you guys find something else soon. Take care of yourself!

  • Mrs. Biscuit

    March 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Ack! That’s awful!!

    On a more selfish note…..what type of purse is that I spy on your car seat?

  • Justine

    March 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Just saw this… So sorry to hear- it must be super frustrating! Will you try to find something temporary while you look for ‘the one’, or are you just hoping that ‘the one’ turns up sooner rather than later?

  • Deidre

    March 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I am so sorry Whoorl! This is very unfortunate indeed.
    .-= Deidre´s last blog ..LIfe Listlessly Part Deux. And some other stuff… =-.

  • Curlystraight

    March 4, 2010 at 11:51 am


    Sorry to hear that.

    The Treehouse was cool, but not enough to have to deal with mold.

  • daysgoby

    March 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Terribles! Hope your next place is WONDERFUL to make up for this!
    .-= daysgoby´s last blog ..dear people, I am grumpy again =-.

  • Kerri Anne

    March 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Thinking of you and keeping all fingers* crossed for you guys.

    *I would cross my toes too, if that were possible/didn’t look what I imagine is quite creepy.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..My Heart Is A Nautical-Themed Pashmina Afghan =-.

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