This morning I went to the garage to get something out of the freezer for our breakfast, and what do I see? A trickle of water running on the floor coming from the freezer....uh-oh. Yep, the freezer door apparently was not properly closed when a certain young man got a popsicle from there after Sunday's soccer game. After about 14 or 15 hours, everything in the freezer had thawed, and unfortunately it was pretty full from sale shopping I'd done earlier this month. What to do? First, you cry. Then you see what can be salvaged.
The meat was still cold, just thawed, so I know what we will be having for dinner every day this week! I cooked 3 lbs. of chicken breasts which I will use to make chicken salad and cut into cubes for quesadillas, etc. I put boneless ribs in the oven and then made barbecue with them this afternoon for sandwiches. I was in the kitchen a large part of the day and saved quite a bit, but there was a big loss, too. I will wait until after our trash day on Thursday (oh how it hurts to throw away all that food!) and then I will turn off the freezer and give it a good cleaning on Friday before restocking it.
I left the car in the driveway after a trip to the post office so I could have more room in the garage to work in the freezer. When I got in the car at 3:00 to go pick Jonathan up from school, I found two crayons from a restaurant completely melted on the console. Dripping hot crayon wax everywhere, but at least not on the cloth car seat! I ran inside and grabbed the first thing I saw, a box of baby wipes. They actually did a pretty good job getting the wax cleaned up.
It's been quite a frustrating day, but then my boy brought this home in his backpack:
It made me smile and it made me realize that even though it was a difficult (and expensive!) day, we're still doing okay. All is still right in our little corner of the world.