Friday, August 15, 2008

The Stink: Resolution

This post is way overdue, as we saw the end of the closet stink saga early last week. We bought a new light fixture for the closet. After it was installed, we turned on the light and waited a suspenseful 15 minutes or smell. We were relieved but skeptical; something so elusive as a closet stink is unpredictable, we've learned. Alas, it's been a week and a half and the smell has not reemerged. It's nice to know the matter is taken care of, and that it was something as simple as a faulty light fixture and not, y'know...something dead between the walls.

No new roof yet--we're waiting to get a second estimate before we jump in--but we're really looking forward to getting it done. I think it will improve the look of the house by 100%.

Let's see, what else is there left to do? Curtains are probably the biggest task, and with school back in session there's no telling when Jessica will have time to work on those. We still have to paint the back door, and there are a few electrical outlets left to replace. Oh, and we'd like to get a vent hood for the stove. Other than those things, we're pretty much where we dreamed we'd be way back in March. Wow...what an experience this has been!

Roof updates to come next, hopefully by the end of the month. Stay tuned.


nolagirl4ever said...

u helped me more that you know!! or maybe you do...just got into a new "used" house....3 of four closets smelled like the dead when the lights were on....i took off the cover & put in the new cf bulbs....omg....what a stink!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for confirming my thought about the light causing the elusive, putrid smell in a small closet. I went to the trouble of ripping up carpeting and soaking the floor with bleach. Nothing. After testing it over couple of months I noticed I only smelled it when the light was on. Just need to get it replaced. Cheers.

Nathan said...

I'm glad our experience has been a source of help for the two of you. :-)