Sunday, October 9, 2016
Stinking house and stinking car!
When we opened up the house after the hurricane, there was a bad odor. We opened all the windows for the day.
I had taken the trash bags off the shoulder of the road so they would not be scattered by the hurricane winds. They were in secured plastic bags so I didn't give it a second thought.
After working some, we were tired and wanted to grab a sandwich then head home. Sherry said, "Since we do not have a trash container yet, lets carry these bags back to the RV park dumpster.” No problem, we double bagged them and I taped the tops very securely.
We returned a window to Lowes. On the way you could tell the smell was going to escape. So we used several towels I had in the car. I got some plastic at Lowes and we secured the packages and headed to eat.
Before leaving the restaurant I took a paper towel and covered it with scented soap. I smeared it over the plastic. WE hadn’t gone 5 miles when we realized this was not going to work, the car STUNK! I thought of stopping at a service station and giving them $5 to use their dumpster bur many stations weren't open for lack of electric.
Finally we lowered the windows (I started to say we 'rolled' the windows down, but now we have electric windows). Sherry's hair was blowing in the wind, mine was
too, well I could feel the
wind. The smell got better and we reminisced and tried to kiss (but
even in a FIT it is hard to do, those danged bucket seats and console).
We talked about our dates in 1955/56 back when only a few cars had A/C. I did miss the 'wind wing window', remember them? In the summer everywhere you went you drove with the windows down. But then she could lean over against me and kiss some, there was no console in those cars.
Anyway, we had a good time (as the saying goes, ‘We made Lemonade!). BUT part of it was a STINKING TRIP! LOL
WE smooched a lot in this '48 Chevy convertible. Top up or down.
This dude never stunk!