There is something (some people say it’s a gift and some call it a curse) about the majority of females in my family that has provided them with an extra sensitive sense of smell. There are a couple that are sprinkled about that don’t seem to have that “special sense” and my mother, seeming to acquire what-ever those women didn’t, is, with no doubt the best/worst, depending on the particular situation at hand.
For example, my mother took a trip down to Florida to visit with my sister and her family last week. She flew down, as it would be way too long of a drive for her to do on her own and this way she could spend time visiting instead of being on the road. Dad usually drives them down, but Mom went on her own this time, for various reasons and the whole thing seems to have worked out well for everyone involved.
As soon as my mother stepped into the Guest Room that my sister had all set up for Mom to use during her stay, she started sniffing and was concerned with a smell that she really couldn’t identify. Other than it was a hot smell, possibly a burn/burning wire smell, heat, which was a concern for everyone. There was a quick check up all around the house to see if anything could be seen or smelled by anyone in the house, meanwhile a fan was placed in the Guest Room, was turned on to High in to help circulate the air in hopes of reducing the “mystery smell” and life went on. A pleasant visit for all.
In my In Box this morning I found an email that my sister just sent to my parents, and cc’d me, to let us know that the “mystery smell” was most likely the that their gas furnace heat exchanger is overheating or it might be that the heat exchanger is cracked. They have placed a call in to EDS Air Conditioning who will be coming out first thing in the morning to see what they have to say about the whole situation. They have used EDS Air Conditioning before in the past with their Air Conditioning service needs so they are familiar with them which always makes a consumer/home owner feel better.
Hopefully this can be resolved quickly and affordable. I’d hate to see them without any heat right when winter has really started to finally kick in. Today was a bitter cold, horrible, nasty weather day, but I’m not in Florida where the abundance of sun has made Florida famous and nick named “The Land of Sunshine”. My sister seems to enjoy living there and quite a few friends and family go down to visit her, which is always nice.