We just got back Sunday night from vacation. We drove almost a 1000 miles up, several hundred miles while there, and almost a 1000 miles back with all 7 kids. Ms. Dimples, at 5 weeks old, did such a good job traveling.
After driving all day for two days we finally get home. Let me tell you that you never want come home after a long trip to a house with a funky smell. Yuck!
Mr. Muscles was the one who found the source.
It was our big chest freezer. *Insert gasp of horror here.*
Before we left he turned off several breakers to keep from using power while we weren’t here. Apparently our freezer was on one of those. It was a total surprise to him. He checked the light on the freezer after he turned off the breakers to make sure the freezer had power. It was still on. The whole light-was-on-but-freezer-didn’t-work issue made for great confusion. 🙂
Just to make sure it was not the freezer we put a glass of water in there to freeze and stay frozen for several days. After 5 days of frozen water in a glass I am feeling confident that the freezer is not at fault here.
Mr. Muscles and Young Man (10) were the lucky ones to clean it out. They bagged up everything, and completely cleaned out and disinfected the freezer. It was a gross job. I am glad I didn’t have to do it. LOL
What got to me was the fact we had lost well over $200 worth of food. Not to mention all of the frozen fruit and veggies we had put up. Ugh!!! That peeved me a wee bit. As you can imagine. Now I have the expensive task of replacing all of that food. Not going to be an easy thing considering we just got back from vacation.
Thank goodness God provides!
Now, is this all of the info I am going to share about my vacation? No! I have tons more to tell ya’ll. And I have pictures too! I just plan on spreading it out instead of blasting ya with a mile long post. See how sweet I am? Dripping with sugar ya’ll. *wink* LOL