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The Odor

It drifted onto our property in the darkness of night. It had no shape or color. It made no sound. It slowly filled the air between the trees and any crevices it could find and enter. No creature or insect was immune to its touch as it passed by. Finally, in the wee hours of the morning, it had completely wrapped itself around our property. I stepped outside onto our front deck and immediately knew something was not right. The air was thick with a rancid odor that smelled like the combination of rotten eggs and sulfur. The expression on my face, as I took a breath, became a look of disgust. I wondered, what could possibly smell this awful and where is it coming from? I was determined to find out and if possible, eliminate it. After all, we were having company for dinner the following night and had planned a barbeque. This odor had to disappear, be gone with! The path down to the back of our property seemed to call to me to follow it. As I walked on the path, the odor got stronger, especially as I got closer to the storage shed. At that point, fear overtook me, as this stench was unfamiliar. I had no clue as to what the source was. My guesses varied from a leaking gas line or possibly an injured animal that decided to end its life underneath or inside the shed. Whatever it was, I wasn’t about to play the superhero and solve this problem myself! I needed the expert advice of someone who I was sure would know exactly what we were facing and how to get rid of it. My significant other, Steve! Much like the book,

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“Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” by John Gray, I was the Venusian with the problem and Steve was my Martian, ready, willing and able to solve my problem for me. I backed away from the shed and returned to the house in search of my problem solver. I excitedly told him about my problem,...

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