And I think their leader is my husband! Last night I experienced my first soap fail. If it could go wrong, it did. I had everything prepared, or so I thought, and proceeded to start my non accelerating FO vanilla soap. This is a loaf for a relative that I special ordered a fragrance for. I had already made her one loaf with no problems and set out to make the second one. I should note that things started to go bad when my husband put a movie on that I had been waiting to see. He didn't stop the movie so I proceeded to try and rush through the soap making process. That was mistake #1. As I mixed the lye water into my oils, I noticed it started to thicken much more quickly than it should. I kept going though and separated 3 small portions of my batter so they wouldn't discolor with the vanilla FO when I should have just left it as one color. That was mistake #2. In my desperate attempt to finish up, I somehow managed to dump almost my whole jar of mica into one of the separated portions. Yep, mistake #3. Luckily the thick batter allowed me to get most of it back out of batter, but it's still heavily colored. I added the vanilla to the main portion and grabbed for my mold. That's when I realized I hadn't lined the darn thing! (Sigh.) Of course, mistake #4. I had put the mold down just as dear hubby had started the movie and forgot about the freezer paper laying ever so patiently beside it. I basically shoved the paper in quickly and, no surprise here, had to glop the batter into the mold. I was upset that my soap didn't turn out the way I had planned but glad that it basically looked decent. By now I was not in the mood for a movie. I cleaned up and went to bed. This morning, I noticed a huge crack down the middle of the soap. Usually the air conditioner is enough that I don't have to put my mold in the fridge, even with milks and sugars added, but I was cold and had turned it up. I then learned that my dear sweet husband had WASHED HIS HANDS OVER MY LYE WATER!!!!! God only knows what's in there now or if that had any effect on the fast moving batter. My kids know that when I soap, they stay out of the kitchen if they're not helping, and you would think that warning the hubby would be enough. I've never made soap while he was home and never will again. Sorry, long rant over.