October 02, 2003

Just One Thing

I don't mind so much having my bed in the living room or my clothes in the basement or lots of boxes still to be unpacked. The only thing I am starting to mind is the odor in the house. It's a combination of wallpaper/glue being scraped off, general non-cleanliness, and elderly lady smell. I've comletely cleaned the bathroom and kitchen, but I think most of the odor is living in the wallpaper. I can't wait to prime and paint! The basement windows are also all barred up, so right now those windows can't be opened to let in fresh air. I guess I'll be unscrewing all those bolts this weekend.

Posted by actionhero at October 2, 2003 12:37 PM

my new closets all have a weird smell. like they were shut for too long? i don't know what it is but now i'm afraid it is going to take over my clothes instead of my clothes taking over it!

Posted by: carolyn at October 7, 2003 09:18 AM

An elderly lady lived in our house for 50 years before we moved in! Talk about old lady smells--the kitchen AND the bathroom were CARPETED. We ripped that out immediately. Also, the little drawers in the bathroom smelled like that old rouge for several years.

Hey, why no pink marmoleum in the kitchen?

Posted by: Mariko at October 5, 2003 07:44 PM