I’ve been working from home for the past 9 weeks, and it’s been entirely nice, because all of my work can be done from my tablet, which I move to different places of the house depending on how I’m feeling.
The other day, while I was working from the chair in our study, I caught an awful whiff of something.
I paused what I was doing, and inhaled deeply. Although it was odd, it smelled like a hamster cage. We don’t own any hamsters or any rodents at all for that matter. I got up from the chair and smelled it. The smell wasn’t coming from the chair. I got down on all fours and smelled the carpet, however that wasn’t it either. As I began sniffing everything in our study, it hit me what I was smelling. Something had died in our ductwork. We hadn’t been using our HVAC system for a few days because the outside temperatures were nearly perfect. However, I had just turned the AC back on due to a temperature increase. Whatever died in our ductwork was emanating a horrid smell which was coming out through the air vents. I called my spouse immediately and told him about the HVAC situation at hand. He was skeptical about what I was telling him, but I convinced him to hire an HVAC professional immediately. Sure enough, they found a dead mouse hidden in the ductwork when they came to examine our HVAC system. I’m so blissful I can breathe fresh air again.