Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Testing My Willpower

At the grocery store last night, I looked for some kind of pet odor neutralizing solution. Our cat has been protest pissing in our utility room, and I have got to do something about it. Besides throw her out onto the street, that is.

I was reading the different bottles of enzymes when I spied it. A box, with a little bottle of solution in it.

And a UV light.

You know I bought it. Wouldn't you have? I mean, I gotta find out exactly where she has been peeing, right?

Then it hit me in the car. All the fun uses for a UV lamp.

And my stomach sank.

We are in this nasty, skeezy rental house. If I looked at the carpets under the lamp, what would I find?

I would probably never walk on them again. In this case UV may stand for Uncontrollable Vomiting.

After I fix our problem in the utility room, I am having Hubbie hide the lamp somewhere in the house. I don't trust myself or my willpower. I might be overcome with a CSI moment, and those very rarely ever turn out well.


buddha_girl said...

OMG I SO would have bought that light...and wouldn't have had the willpower to let my HG hide it.

Things would have gone downhill DAMN FAST from there. I'm sure I would be in a hotel room and be shouting orders on what to pack and where to move OVER THE PHONE at my poor husband guy. He would certainly bear the brunt of my CSI incident.

Betsey Booms said...

Oh, I can't control the cringing. I don't wanna know. Really!

Barb (gruvyhippiechic) said...

I kwym..I would want to know but yet I wouldnt.
I would hide the lamp too..! Lol!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Honey, I bought that damned light four years ago! And I refuse to use it because I used it to look for cat urine stains and OMFG. Yeah. Don't do it. You'll regret it.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Buddha_Girl: The only thing that has been keeping me from doing it is that my batteries are charging up right now!

@Betsey_Booms: I know. That is why I want to limit myself to the one tiny room.

@Barb: Hey man! Can you imagine what is in these rentals? Gag!

@CMGD: LOL Luckily, the room and area I am looking at is like 4' x 5' and is the utility room where we never actually walk in. I shall resist using it in other places. Believe me.

Jay said...


Here's a tip. Rip up the flooring, replace with new, and THEN use the damn light! LOL!

Gypsy said...

Oh man. I'd have to return it. The temptation is too great.

Molly's Mom said...

I have been soooo tempted to get one of those lights! I can see myself taking it along to a hotel and doing Nick Stokes (PLAYING! I meant playing Nick Stokes! Oh hell, no I didn't. I totally meant doing. He's hot.)

But thankfully, our problem isn't cat piss. It's hairballs all over the freaking place!!

RiverPoet said...

Yeah, and I'm sure if you took it with you on vacation, you'd never get any sleep either. Sometimes ignorance is bliss :-)

Peace - D

Bethany said...

OH.LORDY.... I was all good up until you said you were in a rental house, and just from curiosity alone I may just be tempted to black light everything in there!

Let us know how it turns out would ya!

Chris in Happy Valley said...

Come on, you know you want to do it. Problem is that you wouldn't be able to tell different substances apart. Even more of a mystery then...

MommyWizdom said...

O man, talk about tempting the devil. If you do get the urge to play with it, check out the backs of your credit cards. At least it won't send you running for the toilet! Good luck w/your cat.

K-Mom said...

I think it's a good idea to have your husband hide the light. In this case, ignorance is beautiful, wonderful bliss!

CPA Mom said...

I have one of those lights and after I used it and saw everywhere my dog had gone on our new carpet (this was right after we moved in), I put that light away and vowed never to take it out again. OMG.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Jay: Our landlord would probably throw a shitfit if we did that. The carpet is old and nasty and crappy, but she is a bitch.

@gypsy: Where is you sense of adventure.

@MollysMom: Dude, Nick Stokes is SO hot. I love those gratuitous locker room scenes!

@RiverPoet: I know better than to take it into a hotel. LOL Esp. with Hubbie's current job.

@Bethany: I DID look at the walls n the utility room. No one died in there, anyway.

@CiHV: Ha! The back of the package has color diagrams of each possible substance. Such as vomit, semen, blood. But for me, a spot is a spot is a spot.

@MommyWizdom: Never thought about the credit cards, but I am actually tempted to do our mattress. I am sure I won't, but the thought did cross my mind.

@K-Mom: Yes, this is one instance I am HAPPY to be ignorant.

@CPA Mom: Did the dog live?

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Excuse me, Miss. Just WHAT is the name of your blog?

Let this be your guide, and screw the willpower!!

I would go NUTS with this thing. How very CSI.