We built our home in 2003. We wanted to grow old and die there. The home tried to speed up the process.
During construction, roofers cut corners. As a result, water slowly leaked into the ceiling and walls. We never saw it, but there was enough to start mold and bacteria growth. By the time we learned of the problem, our family had paid the price.
We vacated our home and everything in it and lived in multiple locations in the course of a year. We were in and out of hotels. During that time we remediated and then sold our dream home. We built a new home, with our eyes open this time, and reside there now.
Everything is not better by any means, but we know we did what we had to do for the sake of ourselves and our four children. I only wish we had figured it out sooner.