been so long, wanted to give an updatehi mommas! i wanted to give an update to those of you who were reading my posts months ago, as i was getting into the process of vacating a contaminated house. we went to stay with the older couple who opened their home to us...which was a blessing and a nightmare at the same time. they have no grandchildren of their own yet...and didn't realize how difficult it would be to have four children ages 7 and under in their home. we got there and they informed us that we couldn't use their phone, receive mail there, had no internet....etc. dh started a job training program right after we moved in, our second car broke down, so i was stuck out in the country with no way to go anywhere. but, even with all that, we hunkered down, got through christmas, then intensified our search for a new place after the first of the year. we had already looked at probably close to 20 places, none of which i would rent to put an animal, let alone my children in. we finally found a place mid-january that we were confident would pass the lead inspection, as it had been completely redone. we waited a week, then got the news, it had passed!! we moved in the first week of february. the lady we were staying with wanted us to stay at her house, after before we even went there the agreement was that we would only be there through march. she went kinda nutz when we started getting our stuff moved into the new place, being nasty to us, telling me that she couldn't believe we were leaving so fast, we could stay much longer.....god love the woman for her kind heart, but she has issues. the other good news in the midst of all that was that our dd's lead level was down to 10, which, according to the lead prevention nurse, they had not seen a kid come down so much, so quickly. i wonder if it was the cellular defense drops, or just not letting her pick and chew on the lead paint that made the difference? so....we started moving into the new place, and granted, i didn't go around flipping light switches while we were looking at it, as i was so happy with the replacement windows and intact paint that i could barely contain myself. anyhow, dh did try to check out the basement, but the landlord said that there was a problem with the light that he would have fixed before we moved in. as we started to move in the light still wasn't working, dh called the landlord and he said he would have somebody come over to take care of it. dh took his flashlight down and found that the reason there was no light was because there were no lightbulbs. then it rained. the foundation washes into the basement every time it rains. i have one child was severe asthma. not good. but dh finally got a good job (after being unemployed since last april) in a town about 50 miles from here, so looks like we are going to move again very soon. dd gets tested again at the end of this month, her lead levels should be great. she throws really major tantrums and loves to bite her twin brother, but don't know if that is leftover from the lead or just her personality.