So, we were very disappointed to see more cotton candy growing on our bench wall when we took a peek. That made the decision for us that we would rip out the bench seat to see what was going on. Frightened we would find an outer wall full of mold, we cautiously removed the bench.
PHEW! Not as bad as we thought, but, the wood is wet and beyond repair, at least at the bottom of the back. There was a spot of black...black mold? Not sure. The carpet was dry but one area had the same black...which cleaned up fine.
We toyed with the idea of rebuilding the bench, or a least, replacing the parts that were ruined. But, instead we opted for a new office chair. Since Jo spends so much time at the computer, it made the most sense.
Keep an eye out for our friend fungus!