I finally narrowed the smell down to the hallway next to our room. After tearing apart the cupboard in the hall and not finding one single stinky item, I had the sense to look up. The filter for the air and heat was right above my head and when I tilted my nose in that direction... bingo! Like a dork I pulled a chair over and got up closer. OH MY GOSH! I almost lost it!
Yesterday the maintenance guy was supposed to come but didn't show up. I called the apartment office this morning and said that it smelled like there was a dead animal in the air vent and would some one PLEASE come out today to change the filter?? I figure that the idea of a dead rodent or other small animal festering in our air vent would make someone come as fast as possible.