I thought moving down south near the beach would be perfect as long as I found a safe community with a apartment that wasn’t infected with mold or other age-related complications. Little did I believe that the environment down there is not what it was when I was a child visiting with our Grandfatherrents all those years ago. This venue was a literal paradise back then, but much has changed since. The forested lots and farmland has been all sold to real estate developers and all of us have everything from condos, subdivisions, storage facilities, strip malls, to car dealerships everywhere the eye can see. On top of that, the ocean itself is a source of woe and frustration. What once was a calming presence in our lives can leave more than 2 with serious health reactions while all of us were in certain times of the year. Of course I’m talking about the toxic orange tide algae bloom that gets terrible in late Summer and Autumn every year. These outbreaks cause respiratory troubles for pets and humans alike, along with disease and death for fish who swim through the affected waters. Unfortunately, you can’t just slap a bandaid on orange tide smells and expect them to simply go away with time. For instance, those smell reduction air conditioning system filters that work so well on pet smells are just not going to cut it when you’re dealing with orange tide or rotting mangroves along the other local waterways. The smells get inside your apartment and circulate through the central Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. Then you’re stinking the orange tide in every room whenever the air conditioning system or heat is cycling.