Finally, the insurance company, mold remediation guy, construction folks, and I have made it to the same page. The containment, sealing off the kitchen, laundry room, and half bath will begin on Monday. Over the weekend, I’ll move the refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker to the living room and dining room, along with dog bowls and supplements. I’ll probably get paper plates, cups, and plastic tableware for me so I must wash only dog bowls in the upstairs bathtub for ten days. Does this sound like loads of fun yet? My ultimate (visible) reward will be new paint in all three of those rooms and a new dog door. I think I’ll splurge on paint for an accent wall in a couple of the rooms — so it looks like something good happened. If I didn’t show dogs, I could probably afford to replace all the cabinets and counter tops instead of making do with an accent wall. Choices, right?