NaBloPoMo: Day 10
Well 1/3 of the way through NaBloPoMo and I haven’t missed a day. I think I am doing well so far. Now the hard part will start on Tuesday when we leave for Florida. I better get typing away so that I have some scheduled posts ready, just in case I am unable to blog.
Today’s topic is about our deep freezer. I decided that after almost 4 years, our freezer needed to be fully defrosted and cleaned. I had really wanted to do it this summer, but I had nowhere to put all the frozen items while I was defrosting the freezer. With our major amounts of snow in the past couple days, I knew I would be able to complete this task.
So this morning I loaded up laundry baskets with all the food (taking out some back bacon to cook for breakfast too) and put them outside our back door in the nice cold snow. While I was waiting for the freezer to defrost, I went to my Mom for advice. As this was my first time cleaning it out, I just wanted to know where to start. I had hoped there would be a drain in the bottom of the freezer, but my Mom said there probably wasn’t and I would have to mop up all the water. No big deal I guess, I would just need a lot of towels at my disposal.
The freezer took about 7 hours to defrost and it was still a bit cool along the walls. I looked inside and much to my surprise, there was a drain! Maybe because the freezer is newer, they built them differently than the one my parents have. I put a container under the drain and away I went. After the water was out, I washed all the surfaces with Mr. Clean. I knew that I had to make sure the freezer was really dry so that it would not frost up again along the walls. I used my hair dryer to make sure the freezer was dry all the way.
When the freezer was cold again and ready for the food, Peter and I made a list of all items we were putting back in. It is still very full and messy, but it’s an organized mess. I know exactly where I put everything and I can get at them easily.
It is so nice to know everything in the freezer as I am on a mission to clear it out of food. If for some reason something happens and we lose power, there would be a lot of money going down the drain. I need to use up what I have before I buy more.
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