Ah, that familiar stench

I haven’t posted recently because I’ve been in Chicago for the last week. One of the things I noticed upon returning yesterday was the return of that familiar smell– that musty, moldy smell of my good old neighborhood. I hadn’t really noticed this smell since Autumn, and I can only assume it’s because I’d gotten so used to it that it became normal. But now that I’m back, I smell it all over again, like the first time I returned to the city in September.

Speaking of things that haven’t changed since the first time I returned in September, as of today it has officially been 9 months and they are still pulling bodies out of houses. Over the weekend they found a body just six blocks from where I live.

If they’re still finding bodies, no wonder the stench won’t go away.

6 Comments so far

  1. Laurie (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 8:42 pm

    It’s here!!!

    Tropical Storm Aletta was born today in the east Pacific.

    It’s out there…..



  2. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

    Ummm, yeah. But that is a completely different Tropical season. That is in the Pacific, not the Atlantic.

  3. Charlie Morel (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 12:12 am

    Actually it’s not. The hurricane season in the Pacific Northern Hemisphere runs the same time span as the Atlantic, June 1st to November 30th, so Aletta is an early storm. Most of the storms begin in the Eastern Pacific just off the Mexican coast and either head up toward California, where they die due to the cold water, or they head generally towards Hawaii, occasionally hitting the islands. The prediction was that there would be less storms in the Pacific this year than last, but this early storm doesn’t bold well for that prediction.

  4. Dan Frazier (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 6:59 am

    The stench is only going to get worse for those of us on the ground….Summertime and 98 degree temps are right around the corner and all the vacant mold filled homes we all use to live in will no doubt fill our nostrils with odors that the devil can’t handle

  5. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    I stand corrected.

  6. Laurie (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    If it makes you feel any bettre’

    something’s digging up my dead puppy.


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