Well, I was hoping whatever update I had on here next would be a little... happier... but I guess not. First of all, some back story. I've had a box of Monkees stuff for a long time. Well, technically two. One box holds my VHS collection of the Monkees episodes, and then the second box holds everything else. In fact it was funny... when I was younger and I got grounded, most of the time my dad would demand my Monkees box.
Well anyway, both of these Boxes are cardboard, which usually has never been a problem. They were just sitting in the corner of my room. Admittedly yes, my room is a mess. But that shouldn't really cause a problem, you know? It doesn't matter how much shit is piled on top, as long as it doesn't get anything spilled on it, it should be fine... Well... I failed to take into account the fact that I live in a shitty basement. The floor floods through cracks in the foundation when it rains too hard. This has soaked my carpet in many areas and caused it to be a nasty moldy mess, but until my dad decides to finally actually get his garbage out of the front part of the basement for me to move there, I'm stuck here with half of my shit going moldy cause there's no way I can magically levitate all of my stuff to not touch the floor and I don't have the room for like 10 tables to put stuff on. That's part of the reason I need to move to the other half of the basement anyway. I'm a grown adult and need the space, and since my dad takes about 3/4 of my paycheck a month, I don't really have enough to up and leave so need to deal with this instead.
Since I've been getting back into the Monkees, lightly, I randomly thought to my Monkees box the other day and realized... there was a 90% chance it all being destroyed by mold. I've been collecting Monkees stuff my entire life.
For it to get destroyed in a year or two... the idea hurts. But I forgot about it till this morning.
So, before going to bed I decide to go and dig out my stuff. And... sure enough... most of it is moldy.
Good news was a lot of stuff, the mold was just fluffy surface mold. That could be wiped off with a napkin easily enough. Most of the paper backs in the CDs were like that and stuff. Unfortunately I lost at least a few things, and a few more lost their quality immensely. It's not like I plan on selling my Monkees stuff ever but I still like a nice collection.( Collapse )
I know my dad said it's pretty possible to clean mold from a record but the whole sleeves are dead and some of them are pretty rough. So... Yea. I was just glad, though, that it was mainly just records, something easier to find, then all of my other things. I'm still bummed about the totally dead tour book. Pretty sure I got that as a gift from someone on a Monkees site.
Also, I had two vintage Monkees comics from 1967 which have gone missing, which means probably dead as well.
This is what I have that still is alive, at least.
Then here's my surviving collection( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )
And as a tag, I'd like to note that today has also majorly sucked because.... My boyfriend's dog is probably going to have to be put down, my best friend's niece died, my very needed vacation from work has been nixed... then there was the Orlando shooting, my family not respecting my gender (or anyone else's gender for that matter) It's all just been a ridiculous week...