so, of course, as you all know my anxiety has been pretty high lately. I've come to recognize that my anxiety waxes and wanes. i have good periods and then i have bad ones. i've been anxious alot lately, so i am definitely in a "my bucket is full" situation. :)
anyway, as is always the case, when it rains it pours. so i'm coming to y'all for a bit of reason. here's the situation...my husband hates to spend money. of course, we don't have much to spend, so that could be why! :)we have an old house, and he basically sticks his head in the sand about anything that could be wrong(so we don't have to spend money to fix it). i understand where he is coming from, and if something big happens we would have to take a loan to fix it since we just spent all of our cash savings with the kitchen remodel last yetar.(it HAD to be done..bucket under the sink type issues among other things). anyway, i give you that back ground so that maybe you have some insight into my anxiety when it comes to my house. anytime something needs to be checked out(plumbing, AC, fireplace)i get so anxious because i know he will back and not want to do anything about it. then that's where my HA kicks in. the what if's - what if our fireplace is dangerous, what if we have sewage backup, etc) things that could affect our health. my husband waives me off on all of these fears and would never fix anything if i didn't MAKE him.
so, that brings me to my current situation. we have a "smell" coming from our ac vents. we are on a slab(fun fun)o the duct work runs through the slab. the smell got so strong last night that i turned off the ac. i cannot put my finger on what the smell is. it's not a dead animal or anything like that. it is kind of a "tinny" smell. i think maybe it's moisture. i don't see any moisture in the ducts, where i can peek in the vent, but i see a lot of crap in there! yuck(will be vacuuming those). we have an old house and i wonder if the foundation is leaking moisture into the duct work. my husband says that it is not possible, it is fine.
i think what is lingering in the back of my mind is a snippet of a story i heard my son tell. he said his science teacher told them about her uncle who got legionairres disease from his a/c. something about rainwater got into it from a fence post....that's all i know. i don't know if he had central ac or a window unit. i don't know if he died or what. but i THINK that is where i got my worry from(this was a few years ago).
so, here is where i need YOUR help. this situation is not going to resolve itself today, or probably this week. could something like this REALLY be dangerous to our health? or should this just be a pain in the ass, money sucking thing that we have to deal with?
I would just like to be able to take the health anxiety out of the whole situation. ya know? having money and house issues is hard enough without bringing the health anxiety into it.
if you have stuck with me this far thank you! :)