Way back when I first started blogging, I vowed to not use my blog as a venting/complaining forum but . . everyone is entitled to a little rant every now and then, right?
One of our big freezers has been needing defrosted but I wanted to wait til it was a little cooler.
Yesterday Vince came home from work and said “Do you want to go grab a burger? If we go out today, we won’t have to go anywhere this weekend!” Sure. Tractor Supply, Home Depot, Walmart, Big Lots. He bought a weed eater that someone had returned to Tractor Supply . . discounted, of course.
We got up this morning and I said . . let’s get started on the freezer. He said “let’s eat breakfast first”. OK . . cooked breakfast, we ate, then he got online, and then he called Tractor Supply and was talking about returning the weed eater because he can get it for less online . . new instead of one someone returned. He got off the phone. I said “let’s get the freezer started”. He rounded up 7 coolers. I turned the freezer off. I said “Don’t you want to take it outside so there’s not so much water in the shop?” No . . it will be fine. I asked him to unplug it. The plug is behind the freezer and the freezer has to be moved to get to the plug. “No, it will be fine.”
This was the last time I’m defrosting this freezer. Something isn’t right with it. Vince has changed the gasket and it still gets full of frost too quickly. The door was damaged . . another scratch and dent bargain Vince found. I’m done with this one. I’m going work to get enough used up that we can get down to two freezers and this one is history soon.
I got everything out of the freezer and started scraping out some of the frost. He came out and said “I’m going to Tractor Supply. Do you need anything from town?” WHAT? I could use some help here . . no, I didn’t say that. He left.
There was a lot of frost in that freezer and as it melted, water was running everywhere in the shop. I was trying to keep it contained with paper towel dams. I couldn’t hook a hose to the drain plug because I couldn’t get behind the freezer. I was standing there in water working and I thought . . if I get electrocuted, I am not going to be happy! I was sopping up water with a towel, then wringing the towel out in a bucket and sopping up water — about 8 gallons of water in all!
Before he left, he said “When you’re done, don’t leave the shop lights on!”
I went back to the house to get Clorox to clean the inside of the freezer . . after all the defrosting was done. While I was in the house, the phone rang. I answered it. It was a lady with questions about a bead order. I talked to her for 3 minutes and while I was talking, he came home. He walked in the house and said “I knew you would leave the lights on in the shop!” I am NOT done. I just came over to get Clorox and the phone rang!
Went back. Cleaned the inside of the freezer. I’ve started putting everything back in . . not done yet. Walked back into the house. Sat down to rest for a second and he said “What’s for lunch?”
He is a brave man!