I'm very, very allergic to this stuff. I've already had it twice this summer. Trust me. It sucks! You have no idea how much I hate poison ivy.
Unfortunately, I've got some of this crap growing in my flowerbed and a bush. So today I put on a long sleeve shirt, long pants, socks and shoes. I looked like a doofus. I'm sure the neighbors were loving it. Especially since it was 80 degrees outside. I wore rubber latex gloves with my shirt sleeves tucked into them. And those were underneath a pair of gardening gloves. I wanted to be sure no skin was exposed. If I owned a welder's helmet I would've worn that, too.
I had to use a paintbrush to paint the weed killer on the stems so as to try to avoid killing the good plants. So that means I had to touch this crap. Yikes!! I carefully stripped naked in front of the washer and threw everything in. Including the shoes. Then I ran upstairs and jumped in the shower and nearly scrubbed my skin off.
I'm feeling a little itchy right now. I'm really hoping that it's just pyschological. What you wanna bet I still get it?
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