The Walls Around Us,
The best part of this was at the very beginning, describing the looming,
encroaching fear you develop after you've bought a house - especially an
old house - when it becomes obvious that it is actively falling apart,
rotting, decaying, and constant effort on your part could only make this
pause, no matter how gloss the paint.
You'd think any mind that lives in a mortal body would be used to this.
Maybe it's displacement.
The rest of it is like background articles from Fine Homebuilder
with a bit more about Owen's house and a bit more background research. He
did visit a plant that makes paint for nuclear power plants to find out why
we don't all want to use it on our porches.
So wrote clew in