Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Bad, The Good and The Ugly

The Bad.........As a result of low voltage for about three hours very early last Friday morning, our basement freezer died.

The Good.......I had a snow day on Monday & went to the basement that morning to dig a chicken out of the freezer to make chicken noodle soup. Discovered said dead freezer & spent quite a bit of time transferring things to the other freezers & trying to cram it all in as best I could.

The Ugly.........The dearly departed laying like a beached whale in front of my house. (Yes, temporarily. How temporarily is anybody's guess.)

 After the struggle to get it up out of the basement I don't think DH or his bro want to even think about trying to move this thing again. Old appliances were built to last and they are HEAVY.

My new freezer............

Just joking!!  Stuff from the dead freezer wouldn't all fit in the other freezers so I had to dump out some plastic storage tubs to put the rest in & leave it outside. The cold, cold weather is good for something at least. The new freezer is in place in the basement & today I will start packing things back in. Since it's smaller than the old one I doubt if it will all fit so one or two of these "deluxe environmentally safe" freezers may stay in use for a bit.


  1. The same thing happened to my chest freezer in December 2009. It was nearly 20 years old: I don't expect the new one to last half that long.

    I was thankful for the bitter weather, so I could store items outside in a container until my new freezer was delivered.

  2. Around here too. Sometimes I think the outside does a better freeze job than the refrigerator!