Ok, now my husband’s watching Hockey.
He’s very thankful that we have a DVR and that he could put the game on pause while we fixed a big problem!
A week or so ago my husband went out and did the grocery shopping for us. He even put everything away in the fridge, freezer and cupboards when he returned from the store. Good guy, eh?
Unfortunately, we think he overstuffed the freezer and the door didn’t quite shut when he’d finished putting the items inside, and in the freezer door. If you haven’t figured it out yet we have a standing freezer that’s a bit smaller than a regular fridge.
I think that happened on a Sunday, but we didn’t discover that things were thawing out in the freezer until Tuesday. If we’d discovered it on Monday perhaps it wouldn’t have been so bad, but by Tuesday everything at the front of the freezer was pretty much thawed out.
We had a lot of meat in the freezer. Well, to tell the truth we had a lot of everything in there. It was much too full to begin with and probably wasn’t working all that efficiently because it was so full.
I think it was about 11pm on the Tuesday when we discovered that things were thawing. You really shouldn’t refreeze items once they’ve already been frozen once, and some things had been in the freezer for a long time. We decided to throw out most of it, but our garbage is only picked up every two weeks. So we closed up the freezer and let it freeze again.
This evening we remembered that it’s garbage day tomorrow and we pretty much had to clear out the freezer.
We literally had to get a chisel out to chip ice off many of the items in the freezer. You see when it defrosted, because the door wasn’t quite closed, a lot of frost built up in the freezer. I think doing the whole job properly and defrosting the freezer as well would have taken a whole day. We managed to chip out a lot of the frost and pretty much empty the freezer in a little over an hour!
We kept a few things because they were way at the back of the freezer and coated in frost so we didn’t think they ever thawed out. Hopefully we didn’t make a big mistake keeping those items.
Perhaps on the weekend we’ll take the few freezer items over to our neighbors, put them in her freezer, and defrost our own freezer properly.