The oil was back on the stove today without incident. The remaining water left with just a few small crackles. Now I know--easy does it. Along with driving out the water, any remaining fatty acids will fry and sink. I filtered the oil with a screen from a Bodum french press. Now I'm working a bit of clearing between the freezer and the sun.
Thanks for all the concern. Your comments and emails were very kind. I'm just fine. Not a scratch! :-)
Finally I'm back to my oils, and it's perfect timing as I begin to read "Oil Painting Secrets From a Master" by Linda Cateura. It's based in David Leffel's work. He has a few Youtube videos that I really enjoyed; that got me to this book.