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I'm in the Dog House Now

joann414

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Yeah, I've managed to make my way back to the disciplinary house of idiots. I'm almost embarassed to say. I broke two rules that go unsaid at my house. Don't pour oil or grease in the garbage, and don't bother my stuff! Nuff said.

 

I fried catfish filets Tuesday evening for dinner. I never re-use oil. My hubby always takes it out because he says I don't take it far enough away to keep the pets out of it. So, he was busy that evening and I thought, "The garbage guys run tomorrow. He'll never know if I pour it in the trash." So, I poured it in the trash, put the bathroom trash bags on top and was done. NOPE! Not quite.

 

The next morning, he gets up, gets dressed and he and our dog take the trash out. 'safe so far' Not for long though. He comes back in the house and screams. "Jo Ann, you put oil in the trash. Come see what the hell you did." Yeah, I effed up. Big Time. There was a trail of oil from the trashcan to the the utility room, out the back door and all the way across the deck. Not good. He cleaned the deck and sprayed it with ant spray while I cleaned up the mess in the house. Not the end of the journey. The oil stained the treated lumber on the deck. I sprayed it, mopped it, no luck. It still has a dark trail. Every morning now, he's a bitch from hell. When I get out of the truck at work, he asks, "Do you think you can get inside your office without effin up?" No fun. But, he's known this from day one. I'm not perfect but I'm a perfect f''k up. LOL

 

It's really not funny. He is a stickler for cleanliness, so everyday, I spray it again, mop it and hope for the best.

 

The kicker? I accidentally sprayed gun oil on his jeans to get the stain out. He now has a pair of Wranglers that are useless. He shouldn't have put his spray can of gun oil in the utility room. It's the same color of my 'spot remover'. So yeah, I get to sleep with KC for a few nights. "Move over Muppet." LOL

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Yeah, the deck will change in appearance over the winter anyway, right? I don't think it's fair to bust your chops for it longer than a very few days. if that.

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Try some mechanic's hand cleaner like GOJO, or Orange Goop. My father also swore by Lestoil to get oil & grease out of things. Other than that I've been seeing ads for a new product by Thompson, the folks who make the water seal for decks, that restains and seals older decks.

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Try good old bar style Ivory soap on the jeans. Rub it in till it works right into the fabric - let it set for a while and then wash - but don't dry em! If the stain isn't quite gone try again while they are still wet.

 

Might even work on the deck but I have never tried it on wood!

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***wraps JoAnn up in my fuzzy blanket*** :hug:

 

Sorry, I don't know how to get out spots....so just buy him a new pair :P

 

I know what you mean about not putting the oil in the trash.  We can't put any food/scraps in the trash or it's like ringing the damn dinner bell and I really don't want bears sniffing around.

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I've done the whole oil in the trash can but I tripled bagged it and placed it in a large tin and some how it still dripped a little in the trash can. I had to go in and clean it out...that sucked! :(  I have no home remedies to share with you about the stain. All I can say it I agree that these are just things and a living breathing person with feelings is way more important in the scope of things.

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I hasten to point out that Wranglers with oil stains on are... just Wranglers. They're supposed to be work-hard jeans, they'll still be fine.

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I don't understand, are you gonna sleep in a dog house ?? :huh: Where are the dogs staying ? In a sheep pen ? Tell hubby to build a new deck if he doesn't like the deck you have now -_-

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We always put used oil in a container, like a wine bottle, and stick it in the freezer. It congeals, and travels safely to the trash bin for pickup as a solid.

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