Monday, January 26, 2009

More Woe

I haven't posted anything new in a few days because I've been under the weather. My husband and I both seem to be fighting a stomach "bug". It's not as bad as having the flu, but feels more like a perpetual hangover! I haven't had any alcohol in over a week, so I know that's not what it is, but that's what it feels like.

Yesterday, though, I was feeling more energized and managed to get a little bit done around the house. I hadn't planned to do any cleaning in the bathroom (the same bathroom that mocked me with hard water and mildew stains last week), but I had no choice. My daughter was getting ready to take a shower, so I took her clean clothes and set them on the vanity for her. The vanity is far enough away that they won't get splashed or dripped on as she is getting in and out of the shower. It's also where the electrical outlet is. The one where I have an Airwick oil warmer plugged in. Do you see where this is going yet?
Way back when I started this blog I told you how obsessed I am with scents and making my house smell good. I'm pretty picky about what scents I like and what scents I don't, but I've found that I like the Airwick Aqua Essences Vanilla Passion scented oil. It's simple to use, you click the bottle of oil into the warmer, plug it in and it does it's job. Usually.

There is a wick that absorbs the oil from the bottle and extends into the warmer to disperse the scent. The wick on this particular bottle was frayed a little bit and a portion of it didn't get inserted into the warmer, but instead bent downward. I didn't notice this when I plugged it into the wall. The "bent" portion wicked up the oil and caused it to drip down the side of the bottle and onto the vanity beneath the outlet. The vanity is white, the oil is fairly clear, I just didn't notice that there was a puddle of it right where I set my daughter's clothes.

For some reason, I decided to pick the clothes up and move them right after I had set them down. I noticed some smudges on the vanity and ran my fingers over them. Oil, hmmmm, why would there be oil here? Lightbulb! The oil warmer must be malfunctioning!

The oily clothes were replaced with non-oily clothes and the vanity was scrubbed within an inch of it's life to get rid of the residue and vanilla scent. I'm beginning to think this bathroom is out to get me.

Woe is me, again!!


Pamela said...

OH my gosh! And being sick too...that's not something I would have wanted to encounter..especially not to long anfter that first battle! I hope you feel better soon and your bathroom woes deminish...completely! :)

Lissaloo said...

Oh no! You know ever since there was that post in the AR exchange about them being a fire hazard I have been afraid to use them! I have a couple unused ones in my hall closet because I can't bring myself to use them or throw them out Lol :)

Willoughby said...

Thanks Pam, I'm feeling a little bit better. Lissaloo - Fire hazard? I didn't know about that!