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?
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!!