Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,

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I'm still here

I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I am still here. My arms have been particularly unhappy with the idea of typing lately, and I've been training some voice recognition software to help out. It is a bit of a struggle quite frankly, but it is working. There are some words it hates, like the word cow. It only gets that word about one time in 10.

Anyway, the ultraviolet LEDs didn't work out very well in fixing the stink of stinky bass. They helped, and while the stink decreased significantly, it still had quite the stench. So I used an alcohol scrub, and that helped a little more. But it was still pretty bad. So now I've gone all out and hit it with a couple of washes of hydrogen perchlorate. And by washes, I mean full-on scrubs with a brush I made out of wire and sponge. Even with all the previous cleanings, the interior was still surprisingly filthy. At least, that's what I get from the colour of the rinse.

(I know, I know, I should never use water on wood. I didn't like the idea either. Of course, the "water" was the highest concentration of hydrogen perchlorate I can make at home. And yes, I'm following the advice of various websites on how to salvage mildew-infected wood. I force-air dried it out as quickly as possible with the output of a HEPA filter for 12 hours.)

Anyway, I've hit it with lemon oil, to try to restore some of lost oils in the wood. Currently, it mostly smells vaguely of lemon. I can live with that as an endpoint. But the stink comes back again, I don't really know what I'll do. Any suggestions? I don't have an ozone generator.

Oh, also, I went down to Rustycon on Friday. I had a good time, and ended up accidentally sort of kind of playing a party for about 15 minutes! Someone asked me what an Irish bouzouki was, and I gave a demonstration, which turned into a mini concert. That was kind of awesome. ^_^ I also think I sold two or three people on them. Someone should give me a commission!

This post originated at ソ-ラ-バ-ド-のおん: Solarbird Makes Noises, on Dreamwidth.
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