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Jamie vs. Mold

07/13/04 | by silverso | Categories: Deep Thoughts


My new weapon in the battle with my musty apartment



As anyone who's ever visited my apartment in Noheji knows, the place smells real bad. Nobody seems to know why, but the whole building has this terrible musty/moldy smell to it. It's not because the building is is falling apart (its only 3 years old), but for some reason the combination of Japanese humidity and my apartment produces an almost unbearable odor. My first month in Japan I became really sick, and my boss/lanlord became worried that my stinky apartment was to blame and even offered to move me into a new place. I chose to stay and try to fight the beast into submission. Before I even came to Japan my predecessor Kylie warned me of the beast, and tried to sell me her dehumidifier for about $100 bucks. At the time I thought a hundred bucks was a bit steep and figured I could live without one, and I did for almost one year now. The stench has died down a bit since I first moved in, but with the arival of the rainy season it has begun to grow in strength once again. I decided to bite the bullet and finally bought a $200 dehumidifier in Hirosaki. It's not the $400-500 industrial strength one Kylie apparently had, but hopefully it will do the job. I've only had it running for 2 days now and it has already collected 6 litres of water! I have a message for you moldy apartment... To quote a famous American president, "Bring it on!".

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3 comments

queen t

i see you finally went there! welcome to the world of mold assasination…i have been at it all year long and do not plan to stop until i leave…mmmwwwwaaahhh!

07/13/04 @ 06:27
Comment from: Seth
Seth

Fight the power Jamie.

07/13/04 @ 10:37
Comment from: Francois
Francois

got mine since January. Best buy of the year by far!!!

07/13/04 @ 19:36
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