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Ode to Oxy-Clean

Ode to Oxy-Clean.


About gettrich

Debra Rich Gettleman is a professional actor, playwright and journalist living in Seattle, WA with her husband Mark and two amazing boys, Levi and Eli.

7 responses to “Ode to Oxy-Clean

  1. Tamara ⋅

    I like you, Debra. Your candid manor, your insight, your willingness to scrutinize and reveal yourself, “neuroses” and all, your humor even as you wait for the proverbial other shoe to drop… In another world, we would have been friends. I’m sorry you and your family are going through a rough time. P.S. I’ve got your other shoe for now and I’ll warn you when it’s about to drop. In the meantime, exhale… 🙂

    • gettrich

      Wow, thanks. I like you. Do we have to wait for another world to be friends?

      • Tamara ⋅

        I’m confused by your website. I see our messages to each other here, but not when I go into the website some other way… Are we posting publicly? Or is this like the back room of the website?

        I don’t think we should have to wait for another world to be friends. Is this website going to be our world?

        P.S. Ask the repair guy whether there was urine in the hose or just in the motor. This will be very telling, as I don’t think a dog can urinate in a hose… unless you have two dogs, and one holds the hose for the other… 😉

  2. gettrich

    Tamara, if you leave a comment it appears under the specific blog which you were reading at the time. No back room website. Strictly public. Incidentally, I did speak with both of my dogs and they vehemently deny assisting one another by holding the hose to aid in the urine escapade. But apparently they both confessed to shortsheeting each other’s doggie bed blankets 🙂

    • Tamara ⋅

      So you’ve ruled out your kids and the dogs. Who does that leave?

      • gettrich

        I have deduced that my 11 year old tried to vacuum up a shattered glass of water, which after several days combined with the dirt and grime already occupying vacuum bag, created a disgusting blur of rotting decay that was easily mistaken as urine. Water rusted out motor and now we are into vacuum repair for over $300. Husband suggests selling 11 year old to cover expense.

      • Tamara ⋅

        I’ve personally found that there is not a good market for 11-year-old boys. Considering that a new vacuum cleaner would cost less than the repair, maybe you should hold onto the kid and just get a new vacuum cleaner? Whatever you do, don’t try to trade the kid in on a different model or you’ll probably end up with one that won’t even attempt to clean up the broken glass and water.

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