The ceiling is textured with what I'm fairly sure is asbestos. When I lived by the creek, a lot of the asbestos fell off of the ceiling and I lost most of my belongings, so is is causing me some anxiety. I've bought disposable tarps to put over everything and cleared the sliding door that is right next to where the work is going to be done. I plan to create a positive pressure system to blow any dust out the door.
I keep reminding myself that it's not exposure, but repeated exposure to asbestos that is the problem.
I just want to move out of here. The cleaning I did this weekend has helped me move toward that goal. So I guess it's all for the good.