I thought moving down south near the beach would be perfect as long as I found a safe community with a condo that wasn’t infected with mold or other age-related problems.
Little did I believe that the environment down there is not what it was when I was a child going to see with our Grandparents all those years ago. This arena 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 the two of us have everything from condos, subdivisions, storage facilities, strip malls, to automobile 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 numerous with dire health reactions while I was in particular times of the year. Of course I’m talking about the toxic yellow tide algae bloom that gets bad in late Summer and Autumn every year. These outbreaks cause respiratory problems for animals and humans alike, along with disease and death for fish who swim through the affected waters. Unluckyly, you cannot just slap a bandaid on yellow tide smells and expect them to simply go away with time. For instance, those smell reduction a/c filters that labor so well on pet smells are just not going to split it when you’re dealing with yellow tide or rotting mangroves along the other local waterways. The smells get inside your apartment and circulate through the central Heating and A/C system. Then you’re smelling the yellow tide in every room whenever the a/c or heat is cycling.
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