“I hope you only go straight, don’t know, which is clear like space, soon find your correct way, truth, and correct life, get enlightenment, and save all beings from suffering.” – Korean Zen Teacher Seung Sahn
Today I’m trying my best to stay with “don’t know mind.” My tenant called and reported that his roommate has mold in the corner of his bedroom. I DON’T KNOW if it’s really mold and I DON’T KNOW what I’m going to do about it if it IS !
12/7/11- Today I know a little more. It is mold, and I think I have found the cause. The neighbor planted a long line of trees along the fence row a few years ago and without my noticing they have spread wide and enveloped that side of the house in perpetual shade. Also, once on the roof I found that the gutters were as full as they could be, so I think the cause of the mold was chronic dampness from constant shading, and gutters that are over flowing and not draining properly. Possibly some dampness from gutters overflowing towards the house. Yesterday I pruned a huge number of branches away and today is gutter cleaning day. I hope this solves the problem (along with some scrubbing with bleach). I also hope I don’t fall off the roof ! ( note to friends > it’s a very shallow pitch)
12/8/11 – I don’t want to make the same mistake as George W. Bush, but I think I can say that at least Plan A has been accomplished. My very kind tenants washed the walls themselves and removed the mold, which came off easily with bleach and water. Now we will wait and see if it returns. If not, I’ll know it’s fixed, if it returns I may have to turn to a professional.