It is 10pm. There is a smell. This is the most infuriating thing ever.

It’s a decidedly organic sort of smell. The kind you can feel in your eyeballs even as your nose has kind of adjusted to it’s nastiness.

  • The garbage is out. Took it out this morning. Ditto the recycling.
  • Fridge was cleaned last week. Doesn’t seem to be coming from there.
  • Dog is not the cause.
  • Not the microwave, drains, vents or oven.
  • Probably not a dead rodent. Not quite putrid enough for that, and I’ve never seen a mouse or rat up here.

Send help. Or mallets, because I’m considering ripping down the drywall.

EDIT: Thanks for everyone’s ideas. I haven’t found the culprit yet (or, I have but the smell is lingering so heavily I can’t tell). My bedroom is unaffected though, so I’m going to try to go to bed. I’m also trying not to think about how the hell the boy got home over five hours ago, made himself dinner, watched some TV and then went to sleep only an hour or so ago, and didn’t notice/do something about putrid smell before I got home.