Did you know it’s even possible for bleach (or at least the bottle) to mold?
After the second chill, the weather has turned hot again – a whole week in the 90s (mid 30s C) during the day and the very foundations of our homes began to give up the ghost.
Our several of our neighbors have decided to demolish their buildings and we’re getting an up-close-and-personal view of construction techniques in Vietnam. This is a picture of the hole and the emerging foundation of the home-to-be next to us. The moisture that simply gathers in the clay soil and goes nowhere. That is what lurks beneath each building (even after it is filled in – the foundations are completely saturated) and every spring the evil spirit of moisture oozes up to reside in the house again.
So for one weekend all of our floors were slippery with ooze. Fortunately for Rachael and I, our house was closed up tight most of the time (especially as the kitchen was cooler and we had no desire to let in the hot air), so the oozing was kept to a minimum. In places where the temperature contrast was stronger – like in our office – whole puddles of water formed in the low places.
Today the first of the spring rains has moved in and the temperatures are moderating again. I think the mold is almost over for the year (although I’ll still probably be finding things like papers and freshly-laundered but not completely dried towels peppered with black for several months to come. It’s really a wonder more people don’t suffer from allergies here.