Have you ever had a smell in your ouse or your car and you can't find the source? Isn't it frustrating?
Tuesday morning I went into the garage and noticed a funky smell. It wasn't too strong, but it wasn't too pleasant either. I knew it wasn't a mouse because if you've ever smelled a mouse - you know that smell and you do not forget it. Ick. Not a mouse.
It had more of a garbag-y odor. (Isn't this a pleasant post?) We don't put the garbage or even the recycling out in the garage, so it couldn't be that. Then I remembered that we still had a crate of apples from the Orchard out there. It had been really cold for a few days, so I thought maybe they had frozen and thawed and that was the culprit. I sent The Breadman out to unearth the apples and he did indeed find a few "questionable" apples that were ready to be tossed. End of story.
Or, so I thought.
Yesterday morning I went into the garage and it was worse that ever. Peee-U! But, I thought maybe it hadn't had time to air out since the apple removal and just went about my day. But, then last night I went out to get the broom and oh. my.goodness. It was stinky. Stinky, stinky, stinky.
That's when the terribble horrible thought entered my head.
The deep freeze.
Oh. my. goodness.
I moved the boxes of Christmas stuff that I had temporarily stacked on it and slowly lifted the lid. You know that rush of cold air that hits you and sends a cold fog into the air. Yea, well, none of that came out of the old deep freeze. Just a warm tepid air of funk. Oh. my. goodness.
The sad thing is that it has been on our "to-do" list to clean it out and perhaps buy a newer upright freezer. But, that "to-do" item hadn't been completed yet.
So, guess what we're doing today? Tossing two whole turkeys, packages upon packages of boneless skinless chicken that I bought on sale, popsicles and ice cream that are now buckets of goo, bags of chicken from Sam's and who knows what else lies in wait. Things tend to get lost in a chest freezer, no matter how hard you try to keep it organized. I don't suppose insurance will help us since it appears the freezer just breathed it's last breath. *Sigh*
So, today think of me unloading that stinky freezer. Well, maybe you shouldn't think of me as I will be spewing expletives right and left as I gag and toss stuff.