Glistening ice crystals, melting slowly and shining in the light. Beautiful, right? Not when they are all over your freezer and pooling up the floor. And not while you have 30 minutes to get your little one to the bus stop.
Puddles and towels and thawing chicken, oh my!
This was my morning. Yippee. Not that major appliances have any sort sense of time, but let’s just say timing could have been better. I had a full schedule today of volunteering, a lunch meeting, a virtual meeting and time in my office to take care of the things that have yet to take a flying leap off my task list. So, I called the school, told them I wouldn’t be in. Then I called my husband and fought back the stress tears while informing him of the situation. What’s the deal with the girl tears? *sigh*
Delivery tomorrow? Perfect.
So, off I went to the appliance center to pick out a new fridge. Under normal circumstances, I would be giddy as a school girl getting a new pony, but I was a little shell shocked. Armed with a little research on Consumer Reports, it took me all of 7 minutes to zero in on the fridge of choice. “Yes, this one. In stainless. Thanks.” The power of quick decisions and indifference was dizzying. Or maybe that was the buzz from the peppermint mocha I was attempting to drown my sorrows in. I almost had girl tears *again* when he said it would be FOUR DAYS until they could get it to me. However, once he rang up my purchase, there was an angel singing “We can deliver that tomorrow”. Thank goodness.
Where did all this hot sauce come from?
Returning home with ice in the front seat, I was ready to empty out the old (non-working) fridge. Thankfully my next door neighbor volunteered her extra fridge space in the garage for my embarrassingly large amount of food odds and ends. Yes, I have those kind of fabulous neighbors. (I have since paid her a reciprocal favor in chocolate cream tart…) So, I loaded up every lunch bag I had (which was way more than a family of three needs) with the perishables that wouldn’t fit in my two large camping coolers. I then borrowed another mammoth cooler from said neighbor and packed it full as well. Seriously, we have too much stuff in our fridge…and I just cleaned it out 3 weeks ago…
After the ice was placed in the coolers, food stored away and me on the couch watching the Foodie Network, my day is coming to an end. Strangely I am looking forward to packing up all the food again and putting it in my shiny new fridge. But alas, that will have to wait till tomorrow…