Keeping you caught up will be almost therapeutic, I think! I spent most of today gathering and completing paperwork for my Nevada certification. Tomorrow I will get it notarized, get fingerprinted, and send it all off.
The bathroom mold story is this: In the picture, you can see the wall that the showerhead came out of. The contractor says that apparently the inner pipe has been leaking for at least ten years ( We've been in the house for seven.), and that this leak could have been extremely small. The inspector SHOULD have caught this! ........
Anyway, I see potential in the house down the street from you. Could tall trees be planted back there? I'll look forward to seeing it--