Meth lab smell?
Rain and wind today. We need the blessed rain, not so much the damned wind. Shouldn't complain about the latter as long as we're getting the former.
When the wind comes from the south, I pick up a STRONG paint thinner smell. It's not just my elderly nose because the much more familiar wounded-wood
smell is coming from other directions. Judging the gradients and vectors as I walked around, the paint thinner is somewhere south of Wellesley, maybe around Heroy and G Street?
Supposedly paint thinner smell indicates a meth lab venting. I suppose it could be from a can spilled by a painter, but that seems sort of implausible given the strength.
Later thought: A strong smell from a hard-to-locate "somewhere south" often turns out to be from the city's sewage plant, which is about 3 miles directly south of here. I don't know why the sewage plant would be venting this smell. Maybe it's doing a cleanout or something.
12 hours later: Hmm.
This is north of me, but it does seem to be a meth lab that went wild and exploded.