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04 September 2008 @ 03:15 pm
Yesterday's clogged drain wasn't enough gross for the week.  
I think something may have died in one of my walls. I can smell something nasty and rotting, and the scent is only in my room. (Of course!) It is so nasty, landfill garbage stench to the max! It just started yesterday, completely random. It wasn't so bad this morning, but of course the weather is currently at 100+ degrees so that is making the dead thing, wherever it is, putrefy at an exceptional rate. I moved furniture and boxes all morning - just in case this disgusting ickiness was actually in my room - but nothing. Plus the scent doesn't seem to be any stronger in any particular area of my room. So the dead thing must be in the walls or possibly overhead; Dad put a mousetrap in the crawl space above my room a few weeks ago. Maybe he finally caught something.

STINKY STINKY GROSS.
 
 
 
Mecutiecapricorn on September 4th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
you might wanna get that checked out - that happened to me and my ex boyfriend my first summer here in texas.....it ended up being two raccoons that died between our floor and the downstairs neighbor's ceiling.....

good luck to you!

Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
My dad thinks we should just "leave it be until it mummifies." That sounds disgusting. We can check the crawl space, but how does one get into the wall without demolishing it?
Mecutiecapricorn on September 5th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
the wall would probably have to be demolished.

our downstairs neighbor was put up in a hotel and we were given the model apartment at our complex so maintenance (after about three weeks of complaining) could do their thing. we woke up and looked outside to find maintenance pounding at the neighbor's ceiling, breaking it, allowing for the animal to fall out....eeewwww! needless to say the downstairs neighbor moved out, as did we a few months later when the lease was up.

our apartment smelled SO bad it had to be fumigated, however the property management company didn't pay for *anything* for us, including the cleaning of the upholstry on our furniture or ALL the laundry we had to do.

kerokerotab on September 5th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
could it be mold?
fashion_piranhafashion_piranha on September 5th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
I've never known mold to be THAT funky. This really smells like something rotting, not musty.
jeanniejeannietran on September 5th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Can you move into Kendrick's room for awhile til it's dealt with?