The Smell: gone! The Pest Dude's suggestion to run a box fan at the access door under the house worked like a charm. So did the cheap box fan I bought years ago at Fred's and that we have severely abused. The latest indignity was being run outside during a thunderstorm to get Possum Stank out from under the house.
Projects: none! Well, that's not entirely true. I did pick up a neat chair and repainted it. My sister in law is the handiest human being in the world and she spotted this chair at a local junk store and texted me a picture. When I said I liked it, she picked it up for me and this weekend, I finally got it from her and slapped some paint on it. I thought it did pretty well:
I also found this fun old phone at a Mayberry antique store. At $50 it was a splurge, but a good bit cheaper than the ones I had found on ebay. Shawn and I had thought it would be nice to have a phone around the same vintage as the house and put it on the built-in telephone table in the hallway. This one STILL WORKS! Tank had fun playing with the rotary dial...probably the only one he'll ever see!
"Pennsylvania 6500, please!"
It's pretty late now and Tank's been waking up early the last few days, so I am barely dragging around.
Hopefully the next Taj trip will see a bit more progress than just a painted chair!