.. AB and I both love renovating.
The ideal gift for either of us is a Bunnings voucher, and we hang on ads for new power tools ( oOooOoh ). I have a thing for tiling and caulking guns, and a flair for pointing out thin spots in his painting ( right there, in that awkward-to-get-to spot on the ceiling .. it's bugging me... )
We've been looking forward to doing the things we can do ourselves .. ourselves..
But then, there's this site:
AB says "the builder says our house is ok!"
I say: "but the site says it's very hard to tell with the naked eye, has he done tests?"
AB says: "His blokes wouldn't be allowed on site if there were asbestos"
AB says: "They did our bathroom and said it was fine"
I say: "but apparently it can be under tiles, under carpet, in the textured paint on our walls.."
I say: "unexplored territory"
AB says: "we'll wear masks and make sure the kids aren't around"
I say: "I'm sure they'll appreciate that when they're orphans"
Which has left us kind of bummed.
I am *pretty sure* we have no asbestos in this home .. and we're only doing some grunt work ( stripping the kitchen, the tiles, the carpets etc ) .. not tearing down walls etc .. but when the stats say 1 in 3 homes .. you've got to wonder.