Friday, February 03, 2006
What's that smell?
Tonight after work I was cleaning my apartment. It's been a long time since I gave it a thorough cleaning. I walked into my storage closet to get the vaccuum, and was assaulted by such an offensive smell. I thought maybe a diaper was left by accident from when Abby was here last.(2 months ago). Surely I would have smelled that long before now? I must find this terrible stench. I looked high and low on all the shelves. In the garbage can that I keep in my storage closet. Nothing. So I closed the door and continued to vaccuum. Before long I neede to tinkle. I walked into my bathroom and once again I was met with an overwhelning stench. I thought my neigbor had died or something. It was awful. I was almost gagging. My storage closet and my washroom are on the same wall as my neighbors. Man I really started to wonder if I should go check to see if she was still alive. I just saw her the other night. I thought to myself, how long does it take for a body to decompose. Maybe she died during the night and now is starting to stink real bad. I think I watch too much CSI. She must have been cooking cabbage or some veggie just as equally offensive to the nasal passages. I opened my window to try to air out my own place. The smell has since wafted up through the rafters. But if I smell this awful smell in the morning I think I will call the CSI. These are the small disadvantages of apartment life. Like when I first moved in here , the kids and I were convinced that my 75 yr old neighbor was smoking pot. It sure smelled of wackie tabackie. Not that I have smelled that in many, many , many years. But my ex used to indulge in a toke or 2. I have to confess that in my bad days I tried it. But I did not inhale. Sorry to disappoint family. I am a sinner saved by grace. Praise God. Nephews listening don't try this at home. It is not worth it. Momma and daddy might catch you. Just kidding. All kidding aside, it is not worth it. Now how did I get off on this topic? Oh ya. Smells shared by all apartments. some good, some bad. Oh the joys of apartment life. I really am happy here. I now have my lovely scented candles burning at it smells like rotten cabbage, dead body, and stawberry rhubarb candles. Oh heavenly.