Everyone will be happy to know that we have successfully been living in Florida for three weeks.
Everyone will NOT be happy to know that THIS IS GROWING IN MY LIVING ROOM:
Excuse me while I hurl my guts.
Yesterday, Ricky spotted a lizard crouched under the edge of the lovesac. Excited (we like lizards), we moved the lovesac out of the corner to capture said lizard, thereby revealing these lovely moldy creatures growing out of my carpet. We told the property manager, who seemed really unperturbed by the whole thing, and someone's supposed to be coming today to look at it. In the meantime, every time I take a breath my brain convinces me that I'm sucking in super-deadly poisonous spores and my lungs will collapse at any moment.
It turns out that our washing machine connection was leaking in the lanai next door...which probably means that we're going to have to pay for the repairs. The lanai is outdoors, which means the water would've evaporated if it wasn't so dang humid! I'm hoping it's not as bad as it looks (because we're really quite poor), but we all know that mushrooms are a sign of a well-developed mold system, which means replacing carpet, floorboards, etc. Feel free to send prayers our way.
If you need me, I'll be sitting here wearing a surgical mask.
EDIT: We never did find the lizard.