The experiment worked on the jacket! Yay! It's a darker orangish brown than it was, and it fits now.
House is clean. I swept, mopped, started laundry, did my hand wash stuff, took the trash out, and cleared the front of the island (a smaller hot spot). Now to get dressed, and drop off the mail and small Goodwill batch. When Geek wakes up, I'll put my shoes away and run the vacuum.