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Monday, February 16, 2009


I went to the big freezer to move some items from it to my refrigerator freezer. These would be my meals for this week. That's when I noticed it. The door was ajar and everything in it had thawed out. I haven't been in the big freezer for at least a week. Right before the last wind storm. I don't know when or how the door became opened. I must not have closed it properly the last time I had it open.

I can't believe this is happening to me......AGAIN. My homeowner insurance deductible is higher than the food I lost so I won't file a claim. I'm not sure it would be covered by carelessness either.

There's no way to know for sure how long it's been thawed out. The brown stuff in the bags used to be bananas. They were very pretty and yellow but now they are a mushy brown mess.
There is only a few items I can salvage. I have flour, cornmeal, bread, and some chocolate candy that are not damaged by thawing.

I would be too afraid to try eating anything else.

This is devastating to my budget. No way do I want to start refilling it again anytime soon. It will remain empty and unplugged for a few months while I figure out what to do. Maybe I can use it to store fabrics or cardboard or something.


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm so sorry you lost all your frozen food again. With the luck you're having with the freezer you probably would be better off storing fabric in it. Cheaper too if you don't buy all new fabric for it. :-)

jhwolf said...

Oh Anita, I am so sorry this has happened to you again. I will send good thoughts and prayers that things start looking up for you in this new year.

Judy in MO

kathi said...

Oh Anita,
I can't believe this happened again. My eyes are welling with tears of sorrow. NOT what you needed. Yes, i think fabric storage would be a good idea, at least for a bit. Perhaps you are meant to be out in the world more? As in more trips to the "great outdoors" and "grocery store land"?? Again, so very sad this happened again.. I can barely believe it.