Mouse droppings everywhere, little insulation and working two jobs to try to provide for my children.
I have been trying to save the money for this renovation and have managed to save about half the money so far but unfortunately the mice multiply faster than we can catch them and the only way to control it is to get someone to come in and exterminate them and find/fix ALL the points they are coming in. The project is going to cost roughly $17,000 and include an exterminator, removing and replacing all drywall and insulation and sealing all entry points including a broken window.
I was hoping to be able to complete the project next year but it has become an urgent item now. All of our food is in sealed plastic bins, they steal the cotton from the Q-tips and my electric bill for heating is over $300/mth because of the holes and low insulation.
It is a very humbling experience not being able to provide a safe, healthy environment for your own children even though you work two jobs. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and I definitely ‘pay it forward’ when I am able.