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03 September 2008 @ 01:26 pm
Eeeew I am so sweaty and gross.  
On Monday we painted my brother's room a lovely Wedgewood Blue and rented a rug cleaner from Safeway (did you know you could rent those from grocery stores? I had no idea!) and shampooed the heck out of all our downstairs carpet. (Didn't do a bit of good; they're still hideously stained.) Mom or Seanie or Dad - somebody! - emptied all the dirty water from the cleaner into my shower, and it is now hopelessly clogged. So I guess I have to buy some Drain-o. But ugh. I don't want to take a shower because the floor tiles are disgustingly grungy, with bits of lint and dirt and who knows what else caked all over. But I don't want to go out to the store and buy whatever it takes to de-plug the drain in my current cloud of stench; after jogging for an hour you can literally see stink waves coming off me. It's so beyond gross. Just like the shower.
 
 
 
jeanniejeannietran on September 3rd, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
draino or liquid plumber works really well.

you jog?
Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm trying to. Right now I'm averaging about 3 times a week, but one real advantage (and also, really crummy) of my fall schedule is all my classes are in the afternoon/evening so I can jog and exercise in the morning.
jeanniejeannietran on September 4th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
who are you? i feel like i hardly know you anymore!

which just means: we need to hang out more. apparently when you're not working or exercising.
Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
NO kidding!

Let's see. I will be working at the acupuncture office until 9/19 at least, possibly longer if he hasn't found a replacement person. I am usually free in the mornings until 2 or so. At some point the Clubhouse will drop my weekday hours and I'll be free Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but I have no idea when they'll do that.

My schedule's a mess, basically. Like always. What's yours like now that school has started again?
jeanniejeannietran on September 4th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are regular work days and I don't get home until after 6. Tuesday's my long day at school and I'm done at about 5:30 and Thursday I'm done before 3. Weekends are shot because I'm either in Folsom or Brian's here.
whimsicalbeauwhimsicalbeau on September 3rd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
That was your dad. He did your brothers room, I did downstaris and dumped my water in the kitchen sink.

Just use the downstairs shower.
Kuruma Chidori: snape10chidorichan on September 3rd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
It may be so clogged you have to use Drano (and I OUGHT to recommend it, seeing as how my boyfriend's step-dad works for the company headquarters X0), but it can be really corrosive to your pipes and these three alternatives always work for me:

1. A solution of one part vinegar and one part baking soda. Pour the baking soda (I start with 1/2 cup) into the drain and then the vinegar (1/2 cup) into it as well--the solution will foam. Let is sit about ten minutes and add a bit more vinegar to make it foam again as needed.

If it's not totally clear then...

2. Get a bristley snake-brush (from home improvement stores, etc.) and stick in down the drain (if you can) to get it to pull out any chunks of hair/debris. Keep doing this for a while.

If that doesn't work (or your drain is covered and you can't fit a bursh in), this ought to (but you need strong arms X0):

3. Take a plunger (for the toilet) and cover the drain opening entirely. Do five brisk, deep plunging motions (up and down) and test to see if water will go down yet. If not, repeat and repeat... It took my bf like twenty minutes of this once to get a REALLY bad drain unclogged, but it usually only takes me a max of 5 minutes.
Suzik00kaburra on September 4th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
I can't believe I never thought of plunging drains.
That's BRILLIANT.
Kuruma Chidorichidorichan on September 4th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
My mom, sister, and I got this for-women repair book which gave all of the above advice. It works even for small sinks! (It was called Dare to Repair and had Rosie the Riveter on the front.)
kerokerotab on September 4th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm with Jeannie. had no idea you jog! that's awesome.

Draino works as long as you let it sit and work it's magic for a long time then rinse with hot water. I would bleach everything else to get rid of the germs and smell