I was the disturbance in the neighborhood. David worked late, and the two Johns were in Tennessee. When I went out to get the mail, I smelled something awful. It was a chemical smell like nothing I had ever experienced before. Our common odors are liquid fertilizer applied to surrounding fields and the paper mill in Canton. This was far worse. Going back to the computer, I realized the smell was invading the bedroom. In fact, it was in every room, as well as on the porches and the deck. I texted four (yes, FOUR!) neighbors to ask them what they thought the smell was. Bless their hearts, all of them stepped outside and sniffed the air. They didn’t smell anything amiss.
Following is the message I sent to these wonderful neighbors:
“Thank you all very much for sniffing the air two days ago. Because I had a head cold, I went to bed early, not waiting up for David and the Johns to get home. I asked the first one up what he thought the smell was.
“Asking like I was a mental patient, he questioned, ‘Do you still smell it?’
“He said, ‘Well, there isn’t any bad smell here. The others didn’t smell anything, either.’
“A few hours later the odor in my head went away by itself. In all my born days, I never had anything like that before.”
Have any of you smelled something that no one else could, and did it go away by itself? I need company here!!!