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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Redo the floors and say it was a surprise for her...win, win...she gets new flooring and you save your butt

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    I am so screwed.
    The title was "wifes out of town I really messed up" and I read that and said why is wife being out of town a bad thing. It is my favorite thing.

    Now that I read your post I understand what you meant. Yup honey can be steamed out of the carpet. Now propolis is another whole ball of wax (propolis). I would try alcohol or ice to make it harden up and try getting it to snap out.

    Just to make you feel better. When I was a kid we were staying at a hotel. I got sap on my bathing suit from climbing a coconut tree. I went down to the hotel laundry and got a cup of bleach. I put it on the dresser in the hotel and went to the pool for a bit. I came back and grabbed the cup to go into the bathroom to work on the sap and picked up the wax paper cup and the bottom fell out. I quickly went and grabbed a towel to dry it off the carpet and dumped some water on it to help clean it up. After some scrubbing I had a massive 1 foot wide white spot in the slightly off center of the room. Not much I could do to fix that so we rearranged the furniture in the hotel room and checked out a few days later. Have not been back to the Frenchmans Reef hotel in St Thomas since.

    I also agree with creating a bigger issue then the stain.

    One idea would be to punch a really large hole in the roof let the ceiling cave in and soak the heck out of it with water. Then tell her that something fell through the roof and destroyed that part of the house. Since you survived that she will be so relieved that she wont know you screwed up so bad. You don't want to turn it into the insurance because your rates will go up. Be creative on how you destroy that section of the house. The more bizarre the better. You could drop a bowling ball from 30 feet above the house.

    Set off sprinklers. Exploding Lysol can. Dog poop is a good idea. Gallon of stain would be good.

    Burn down the house.

    You could leave the front door open when the burglar comes in shoot him right above that section of the carpet. The blood will cover the stain. If not the outline spray paint might help mask it.

    I would try to steer her away from the bee keeping. My wife complains enough about that. Remember to be creative. You have been married a long time and you don't want to ruin all that time invested over a #2. I would also play the lottery if you win big just sell the house. That is another idea sell the house or change the numbers on your house so she goes to the wrong one. God I am on a roll. Might try a few of those myself.
    Last edited by EastSideBuzz; 08-24-2013 at 05:35 PM.

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    It is not the end of the world it is just carpet. If your wife had been more in tune with what is fashionable these days it would have been hardwood or ceramic tile. Carpet is bad for allergies. It really is her fault. Don't be too hard on her.
    Brian Cardinal
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    I don't think you will get very far critisizing a man's Wife, Brian. I don't think you should go there.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Try alcohol or my favorite propolis remover acetone, just avoid sparks or open flames while working.

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Hahahahaha. You're reading my mind Frankh. D1here; I just had a shed built with two lofts in it. I guess I can clean one off.

    Actually; she is now fully aware and helping me brainstorm ideas to try. I have explained many of the ideas here on the forum. Couldn't find any dry ice today, but I will. The brake cleaner thing sounds a little scary, so I'll try alcohol etc. before that. Bee Bliss; "slave" is more the role than butler, but either way I will be on my best servant attitude.
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Play dumb! You don't have a clue how it got there! Deny, deny, deny!!!
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by tank View Post
    Put ice on it and vacuum it comes off
    Yes, very likely it will work.
    If not try a small Blow Torch. Guaranteed to get it off.

    Good luck. I'm married for over 40 years. Very difficult to shift a pensioner!

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    BLOW TORCH? Great idea! Burn the house down, and she'll never know about the propolis. Does insurance pay out for stupidity?
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    When I returned from the restroom,
    Well, I hope at least is was a good one and everything came out all right.

    I cleaned out the aquarium once-set the heater on a carpeted floor. Yup, forgot to turn it off. Burned a nice cylinder style hole in the carpet. The aquarium stand hid the damage until the wife decided she wanted hardwood.

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    If you can't find dry ice get a can of either or a can of refrigerant do not get them on your skin

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Bee Whisperer, good idea, I was going to say - tell her now while she's still long distance.

    After 39 years, I'm sure she's probably pretty used to this. Just another gaffe to overlook.

    If it's any consolation, suffering (on both your parts) is good for the character. You're doing her a favor. (Nah, maybe you better not mention that.)

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    While cleaning my van yesterday I noticed some propolis on the carpet so out of curiosity I tried to get it out. I had some carpet spray, alcohol, and degreaser non toxic citrus spray. These weren't the best choices to try but I went for it anyway. If nothing else it ended up much better than what it was. With some other products and that ice trick etc. I'm guessing you could get it out. The experience made me think you could. It took time for the propolis to soften up. Here is a video of my carpet cleaning test.

    http://youtu.be/N-uX4QbkiXI

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Let me get this straight, you carried a super into your house and set in down on the carpeting? No offense, but you deserve what's coming to you....

    On a more positive note, you need some type of solvent. Tetrachloroethylene aka perchloroethylene (PCE) is what you need. It is what is used for drycleaning. You probably cant buy it without a license, but that is what a carpet cleaning is going to use.
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Amoinia worked awsome on my white shirt

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Lots of good suggestions here, but I've got to say that neither ether nor tetrachloroethylene nor refrigerants should be used for this indoor application. They are too hazardous.
    Pete. New 2013, 7 hives, zone 6a
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Jesus said,"SOME MIRACLES REQUIRE FASTING AND A LOT OF PRAYER".

    Look at it this way if you're not eating the kitchen will be clean when she gets home and if you're on your knees you can ask her to show the same grace God has showed us for our past mistakes.
    If that doesn't work call me I could use some part time help. LOL ! BEEN there brother!

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    As a woman I'd just like to throw it out there... women know that men don't always think on their toes, therefore they can make silly clumsy mistakes like this, sometimes often. We do tend to laugh about it after the initial shock of said accident has set in so give her some time to digest. Women love honesty, so it can really only help you to be up front with her about how it happened even if you do get it cleaned up. as long as you explain that you knew it would upset her and tried to fix it before she got home, she will surely forgive you, if for no other reason than that you considered her feelings about it. don't be afraid to express remorse ( this needs to be genuine, we can see through the BS), and allow her to make a little fun out of the situation and laugh with her about it later, oh and definitely try to fix it as soon as possible ( procrastination is mans worse enemy when it comes to dealing with women)!! that's all I got for you advice wise... if the problem was wax related I'd be full of clean up advice for you!

  20. #60
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Well it's been 4 days. Did you try anything? Update please.

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