The recent rains found a new leak on the roof of my house so early this morning I dragged nails, tools, shingles and roofing tar up to the roof and repaired the leak. As usual, I managed to get tar all over both hands and both arms.
It wasn't until I came back down that I realized that all my Go-Jo, Orange Hand Soaps and other hand cleaners are all in our shop 20 miles away in Burlington while I remain in Greensboro covered in tar. Regular soaps and dish-washing liquids only smeared it making it worse. And if you think grease is bad, wait until you're covered in tar. I saw a can of Food Lion Brand non stick cooking spray and thought, Could I possibly make it any worse?
The tar literally melted off my skin. It was amazing!
Then all I had to do was wash up with soap and water to remove the cooking spray.
We don't use cooking spray for cooking. The only reason I had it around is to spray gaskets before I assemble engines so that the engines can be disassembled without tearing the gaskets all to hell and reduce all that scraping. Luckily for me that one can of cooking spray had yet to make it to Burlington.
"Well, as through the world I've rambled, I've seen lots of funny men. Some rob you with a sixgun, some with a fountain pen. As through this world you ramble, as through this world you roam You'll never see an outlaw drive a family from its home..." -Woody Guthrie
When everything else goes wrong, I've still got my motorcycles thanks to StolenMotorcycle.net.