The other day, Monday in fact, John and I spent the better part of the day on a not so fun project. For a while now every time I opened the flatware drawer there seemed to be a fine coating of flour or powdered sugar or Bisquick, something of that nature, on the utensils. I just thought one of the girls spilled some in there and not much more of it. After several times, though, I became suspicious. I reached inside the drawer and wiped my fingers along the underside of the counter top. Upon the removal of my hand I promptly threw up. No, not really, but I wanted to. White, powdery mold. I grabbed a flashlight and looked in at the backs of the cabinets. Nothing. No water stains or mold or even cobwebs. Very clean. HOWEVER, when I shined my light up at the underside of the Formica it was all covered in the white mold. So when John got home and after a little inter net research we went out and got some bleach a spray bottle and some sponges. We removed the drawers and all of the contents of the cabinets before I spent about 5 minutes on my hands and knees with my head stuck in the cabinets spraying that bleach all over the underneath of the counter top. Man! That stuff burns the eyes! We waited a while and repeated the process. Or, I should say I repeated the process! John has “bad knees” that bother him every time there is the need to crawl around on the tile floor. Whatever.
The neat thing is that the mold had disappeared immediately after I sprayed the first time. I mean not a trace of it anywhere. Poof! Disappeared in a cloud of… well, not mold. Has anything like this happened to anyone else. There was no moisture under there and never had been, and it was only on that side of the sink, not the other side. Weird.