DIY, Garden

And a Funny Story

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Look at my pretty babies! Growing out of their makeshift pots like fledglings falling out of nests…

Rocks are so chaotic, don’t you think? Seen from the street they might give a uniform appearance, but up close, it’s like a stony holy war.

Okay, here’s the story, more silly than funny. I’m still painting. (And yes, still on the first room. Go ahead and laugh. We’ll talk when you’re 60.) Everything is done in the master bedroom except baseboards.

While the bed was pulled out last week I painted the baseboards in that area, which included caulking. Now… I’m a very neat painter, but caulk? It gets everywhere, as if I simply open the tube and start spraying it with childish abandon… AND, instead of putting gloves on, my hands were nekkid. Of course. Well, it didn’t take too long for my right hand to be completely covered in caulk. And it freaked me out; that stuff just doesn’t want to come off! If only my store had Lava, but I can’t find it around here.

Dawn and Bartender’s Helper proved useless, so I ran into the bathroom and found some face wash… the kind with little beads to help exfoliate dead skin. Ew. So I’m washing… and washing… and the stuff’s not budging! In fact, the damned beads had stuck to the caulk, so now it looks -and feels- like I’m wearing a beaded glove.

Acetone saved the day, but how surreal there for a minute…

glove

4 thoughts on “And a Funny Story”

  1. Didn’t think about Gunk! My father was a mechanic, so we always had Lava around. 🙂 I went to WallyWorld and Publix looking for it, but never considered the dollar store, so thanks. Ordering it online was out because they want to sell you several at one time.

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    1. Hehee. Sounds like our fathers had things in common.

      Really wish I could’ve dropped of one of the gallons of Gunk for you. I’m pretty sure he had bars of Lava in the garage, too.

      Don’t forget to get some gloves!

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