atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7360: It's...better, I guess.

I'm going to have to buy half a dozen boxes of baking soda tomorrow, and carpet deodorizer, because there's still something wrong with the basement. But the house is livable again, with the windows closed and the heat on, so I'm going to call that a "win" and move on.

I'm still getting occasional whiffs of it, of course. There are three reasons for that. First off, the carpet downstairs absorbed the stink; second, the odor molecules that are generated by rotting meat are sticky--once they get into your nose, they hang around and let you keep smelling the stench. Third, the stench molecules make a huge impression on your subconscious, so you keep remembering the smell. That's a survival trait, to make damned sure that you get the point not to eat rotten food.

I'm going to take a shower and put on clean clothes.

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