Our grown son has moved back in with us.
With the recession going on he lost his job and has been having a lot of trouble finding a new job.
Our home has a nice big basement so we allowed him to turn that into his own bachelor pad for the time being. After all, the basement is a finished basement. The HVAC vents go down there. It even has its own little bathroom. In truth, we bought this house 2 years ago because we were planning to turn the basement into an in-law suit for my mother-in-law. Sadly, she passed away before this could happen. So we were thrilled that our son could use it. We were even more thrilled when our son got a job working at a dairy farm a few months after he moved in. The problem started shortly thereafter. It seems that no matter where I am in the house I can smell cow crap. At first I thought it was because of dirty laundry but it persisted even after I did all of the laundry. It wasn’t until yesterday that I figured out the problem. The intake vent for the whole home HVAC system is in the basement. Our son has been putting his dirty, nasty boots on a shelf right in front of the intake vent. No wonder the whole house stinks. I changed the filter and moved the shelf outdoors. Then I washed all of the rugs downstairs. From now on, the boots are to stay outside of the house. Period. I might have to get our ductwork cleaned now though. I can still smell the smell. However, it could be in my mind.