It crept up slowly but it came to stay. It couldn’t be covered up with any amount of air freshening.
Anyone who has visited my apartment (or lived here) in the past few months knows about the smell coming from the first floor. Some people say it smells like something died – but in fact it is sewage. Charming! Finally something is being done about it – this Friday, the note on the door tells me, someone is coming in to replace plumbing type things, and the water will be shut off in our apartment from 9 to 5. I figure I’ll go in to work on Friday instead of Wednesday this week – it makes sense.