Actually, I'm not really talking about horror movies.
No, I'm talking about real horror. The kind of horror that makes your heart stop. It's the kind of horror that makes your husband call from the other room, "What's wrong?!!?!?"
We had a horror incident here tonight.
The weekend we moved I did a bunch of laundry at the other house and then brought it to our new place to dry it. It was pouring down that weekend, but I wanted to get the laundry clean before I moved it. Coz I'm picky like that.
Problem was that at the end all I had left were garbage bags to move some of the laundry with. They got tied up and put in the hallway alcove until they were needed (most of it was linens for winter and thus out of commission). I thought it was dry when it was bagged up.
I was wrong.
Today I was looking for Oceana's mattress protector so I could put her clean sheets on the bed. I was searching - since the organization in this house is seriously wanting - and decided to have a quick look in the hallway bag, just in case it hadn't been unpacked yet.
The sheets, the duvet cover, the duvet inner, the sheepskins, were still wet. 6 weeks after our move.
You can just imagine what they smelled like.
The only things I'm trying to save are the duvet cover and the cover to the Pack n Play. My heart would break if I had to throw out the duvet cover I made. I have Joshua's matching cot blanket, and I have matching fabric to make Naomi a duvet cover as well. I cannot throw it out. The Pack n Play cover isn't the end of the world, but it would be a pain if it had to go. I think it'll be okay because I can bleach it, since there's no chance I'll ever sell that thing.
The sheepskins, as much as it breaks my heart to throw them away, will have to go. They have mold deep in the shag and I can just imagine the allergic reactions Naomi and Oceana would have - even if I did get the smell out. The mold will probably never come out, and there's big black spots all over them. They're ugly and they're nasty. But it still makes me really sad.
That's my definition of horror today.