No work today. School is closed.
No, we didn’t get a buttload of snow. The tribe is celebrating Treaty Day, so some of the tribal affiliates are closed, which includes the college.
So keeping with my theme of putzing around the house on my days off, cleaning here, throwing out stuff there, I decided to do one of the worst jobs around the house. One that I avoid at all costs. One that puts the “suck” in suckage.
I cleaned the shower/tub in the bathroom.
I know *GASP*, right? Yeah, I’d rather have more teeth ripped out of my mouth that clean that thing.
So here’s the problem: with the hard water we have up here, our shower does not really ever get “clean” per se. Yes, it’s technically clean, but stained in areas from hard water deposits and what appears to be a light sheen of rust. Not terrible, just enough to be annoying.
Believe me, I’ve tried everything to get it back to shining splendor that I can think of short of acid. But since that’s not readily available, I found this:
For the record, I hate, Hate, HATE using chemicals. H A T E !!! I’m a greenie… a lover of the environment… reduce, reuse, recycle damnit!
Call me weak, call me desperate, revoke my Friend of the Environment membership card.
I had to try it. I was reaching for hope against hope. This was my last ditch effort to get my shower clean. I mean, it turned colors when the surface it was used on was clean! How cool is that!!
So, did it work you may be asking? Ummm… yes and no. I wasn’t expecting miracles, so I wasn’t really disappointed. Some of the areas actually got clean. I was impressed with that. But the heavier affected… notsomuch. And how did some of these areas get so bad? Who the hell knows. Is there such a thing as high traffic shower areas? Well, if there is, we’ve got ’em.
Oh, and one other reason why I HATE using chemicals (especially in a small area like a shower with no windows or ventilation): contact high. The fumes aren’t that unpleasant, but I can sure tell that they had an affect on me. Whee!!
OK, maybe I’d better go outside and get some fresh air now.
Oh, and would somebody please get me some frickin ACID!!