a couple weeks ago our small kitchen bathroom had a bad leak. adam had to demolish all of the walls because we discovered they were rotten and moldy. we have some very generous and talented friends who have been helping. they still have work to do but the end is in sight. these kind of projects are a little sad: when all is done, a lot of work will go in to fixing the problem, but it will not even look any different. perhaps we will paint it a different color but that's all we can do at this point. on a more positive note, in addition to the walls no longer being rotten and moldy they are now insulated. our kitchen is going to be so much more warm and cosy this winter.