Since Alan and the older children were going to be interviewed bright and early on the morning news, Alan decided to take the day off work and use the day to start tackling the master bathroom. I decided to simply admit early that school work likely would not get accomplished because the kids would want to help Dad. And they would be a bit tired from getting up before 5 am.
Alan has made a decent amount of progress in dealing with the mold. Part of the ceiling had been removed, the bottom of the cabinet has been torn out, the Windows have been sanded, treated, and sealed. They were unable to remove the tub so he's hoping sealing and recaulking it will be enough. One of the windows had so much damage that it will have to be removed when the weather improves.
Once the bathroom is done, some more repairs will have to be made to the kitchen as well.
I spent most of the day helping the girls shovel out their room and attempting to finish organizing the school room. I've decided that clutter and junk multiplies when we are sleeping. In a few days, I'll start helping the younger boys tackles their room. Hopefully this weekend I can also take another pass through the playroom. Maybe by the end of Lent, we'll have removed enough excess stuff to feel more comfortable with our stuff.